Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will once again participate in the Three for Three Challenge for the 2013-14 season by donating three life-saving bed nets to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign for every three-pointer he makes this season, it was announced today. The Warriors also announced today the team will match Curry’s donation throughout the 2013-14 season, meaning six life-saving bed nets will be donated for every three pointer Curry makes this season.
During the 2012-13 season, his first year running the campaign, Curry established a new NBA single-season three-point record with 272 three-pointers made and donated 816 bed nets to help hundreds of families avoid malaria infection. This past summer, Curry visited a refugee camp in Tanzania as a champion for the campaign to assist with bed net distribution and installation for each family.
“It’s an honor to join the Nothing But Nets campaign again this season to help raise awareness of the malaria crisis in Africa and to help provide the resources to make this disease a thing of the past,” said Curry. “After seeing first-hand the impact these bed nets provide, I cannot thank the Warriors enough for joining me in helping to protect families from malaria.”
Since his time as a college star at Davidson when his college roommate, Bryant Barr, educated him and encouraged him to get involved in the cause, Curry has been a committed champion of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, which works with the UN and other partners to distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets to protect families across Africa from malaria. Malaria kills more than 600,000 people worldwide every year, most of them children under five. Bed nets provide a simple, cost-effective solution, and can reduce the spread of malaria by 90 percent in areas with high coverage rates. It only costs $10 to send a bed net, install it, and provide education on its use. Since 2006, Nothing But Nets has delivered millions of life-saving bed nets to protect families in need thanks to the generous contributions from its partners, champions, and supporters.
“Stephen has seen first-hand how malaria can devastate families, and he knows all too well that every sixty seconds, a child in Africa dies from the disease,” said Chris Helfrich, Director of the Nothing But Nets campaign. “We are so grateful for all his efforts, and for the support of the Golden State Warriors, in the fight against this deadly disease.”
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About Nothing But Nets
Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Campaign partners include the National Basketball Association’s NBA Cares, The people of The United Methodist Church, and Major League Soccer’s MLS W.O.R.K.S. It only costs $10 to provide an insecticide-treated bed net that can prevent this deadly disease. Visit www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and save a life.
About The United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals. For more information, visit www.unfoundation.org.