Golden State Warriors guard and reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry will once again lead his Three for Three Challenge during the 2015-16 season by donating three life-saving nets to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign for every three-pointer he makes, it was announced today. The Warriors also announced today the team will match Curry’s donation throughout the 2015-16 campaign up to $5,000.
During his first three seasons running the challenge (2012-13, 2013-14 & 2014-15), Curry donated 2,457 nets to help thousands of families avoid malaria infection. Last season, en route to leading the Warriors to the 2015 NBA Championship, Curry established a new NBA single-season three-point record with 286 three-pointers made and donated 858 nets. During the 2013-14 campaign, Curry made 261 three-pointers, providing 783 nets to the cause. In 2012-13, Curry hit 272 threes and donated 816 nets. In addition, the Warriors organization has participated in the cause the past two seasons and donated 1,283 nets to help Nothing But Nets protect families in Africa from malaria.
“The Nothing But Nets campaign is an outstanding organization working to help a cause near and dear to my heart,” said Curry. “I am honored to be in a position to help raise awareness for the campaign and provide nets to protect families from malaria for the fourth season in a row.”
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 sub-Saharan Africa from malaria. Every 60 seconds, a child dies from malaria. Malaria kills more than 600,000 people worldwide every year, most of them children under five. Nets are a simple, cost-effective solution. It only costs $10 to purchase and deliver a net, and provide education on its proper use. Since 2006, Nothing But Nets has delivered millions of life-saving nets and other malaria interventions to protect families in need thanks to the generous contributions from its partners, champions, and supporters. In 2013, Curry visited a refugee camp in Tanzania with the campaign, helping to deliver nets to families and hang them in their homes.
“Nets aren’t just used in sports – they can save lives,” said Chris Helfrich, director of Nothing But Nets. “I’m thrilled Stephen continues to inspire others to join him to protect refugees from malaria. He has witnessed firsthand how devastating this disease is to their families.”
Fans can get involved to help Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the fight against malaria. Go to www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and help save a life.
About Nothing But Nets
Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in sub-Saharan 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. Since then, Nothing But Nets has raised more than $56 million to help deliver more than 9 million life-saving nets to families in need. Campaign partners include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Basketball Association’s NBA Cares, Junior Chamber International, and Major League Soccer’s MLS WORKS. It only costs $10 to purchase and deliver an insecticide-treated bednet, provide education on its proper use, and provide other malaria reduction interventions that can prevent this deadly disease. Visit www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and help 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.