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Warriors to Host Nothing But Nets Day March 8 to Fight Malaria
Stephen Curry To Host Postgame Chalk Talk With Fans Following Matinee Game Versus Clippers
The Golden State Warriors are hosting Nothing But Nets Day on Sunday, March 8, against the Los Angeles Clippers at Oracle Arena (12:30 p.m.), the team announced today. For every special event ticket purchased for this game, the Warriors will donate a life-saving insecticide-treated bednet to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign. Fans interested in purchasing the special event tickets can do so by visiting warriors.com/nothingbutnets.
Warriors guard and Nothing But Nets Champion Stephen Curry will host a unique postgame chalk talk with fans who purchased a special event ticket. For the third season in a row, Curry is holding his Three for Three Challenge and donating three life-saving bednets to Nothing But Nets for every three-pointer he makes during the 2014-15 season. The Warriors are once again matching Curry’s donation up to $5,000. Over the past two seasons, Curry and the Warriors have donated a combined 2,382 nets to help protect families in Africa from malaria.
Before the game, Nothing But Nets Director Chris Helfrich will be on hand to present an award to Union City resident Aniruddh Mandalapu, a Nothing But Nets Champion and local high school student, who started the martial arts-inspired organization The Fight Against Malaria, raising thousands of dollars for the cause. A second award will go to the United Nations Association East Bay Chapter, represented by President Herb Behrstock, for their efforts to mobilize members and successfully meet their goal to send 2,014 nets by the end of 2014.
Nothing But Nets is the largest global, grassroots campaign to fight malaria, a disease that kills a child every 60 seconds. Malaria, a disease caused by a single mosquito bite, is preventable. Since 2006, Nothing But Nets has raised more than $56 million, and together with its UN partners, has delivered more than nine million insecticide-treated bed nets to protect families in sub-Saharan Africa from malaria. It only costs $10 to purchase and deliver a bednet and educate the recipient on its proper use. Over the last decade, millions of lives have been saved thanks to coordinated global efforts to fight the disease.
Special event tickets for Nothing But Nets Day against the Clippers and the exclusive postgame event with Stephen Curry are still available, and can be purchased at warriors.com/nothingbutnets.
The only place to purchase guaranteed resale tickets to all Warrior home games is at warriors.com, or by calling 1-888-GSW-HOOP. The Warriors have sold out 108 consecutive games at Oracle Arena and currently have a Season Ticket Priority Wait List of over 8,500 members. Please be advised that tickets purchased through other third party sites are not verified by the Warriors. Resale tickets are currently available through warriors.com, and offer a safe and convenient way for fans to access all levels of tickets throughout the regular season and playoffs.
For more information on Nothing But Nets, please visit warriors.com/nothingbutnets.
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 bednets 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 W.O.R.K.S. It 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 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.