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Stephen Curry and the Warrior’s Host Nothing But Nets Day

Led by Warrior’s guard Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors hosted Nothing But Nets Day on Sunday at Oracle Arena to combat malaria in Africa.

The Warriors, who defeated the LA Clippers 106-98, will donate a bednet to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign for every special event ticket that was purchased.

NBA superstar Stephen Curry talks to a mother recovering from malaria, holding her newborn baby, at a health facility in the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania, during a Nothing But Nets trip to distribute anti-malaria bed nets, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (Insider Images/Stuart Ramson for UN Foundation)
NBA superstar Stephen Curry talks to a mother recovering from malaria, holding her newborn baby, at a health facility in the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania, during a Nothing But Nets trip to distribute anti-malaria bed nets, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (Insider Images/Stuart Ramson for UN Foundation)

Nothing But Nets is the largest global, grassroots campaign fighting malaria, a disease caused by a mosquito bite that kills a child every 60 seconds (according to the campaign’s site). The disease is preventable and for $10 per net, families can be provided with an insecticide-treated bednet and educated on how to use it.

Since 2006, Nothing But Nets has raised more than $56 million, and together with its UN partners, has delivered more than nine million bednets to protect families in sub-Saharan Africa from malaria.

NBA superstar Stephen Curry celebrates the arrival of mosquito nets with children in the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania, during a Nothing But Nets trip to distribute anti-malaria bed nets, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (Insider Images/Stuart Ramson for UN Foundation)
NBA superstar Stephen Curry celebrates the arrival of mosquito nets with children in the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania, during a Nothing But Nets trip to distribute anti-malaria bed nets, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (Insider Images/Stuart Ramson for UN Foundation)

In addition to serving as the face for the cause, Warriors guard and Nothing But Nets Champion Stephen Curry hosted a postgame chalk talk with fans who purchased a special event ticket.

For the third season, Curry also put his three-point shooting skills to the test in the Three for Three Challenge. For every three-pointer he makes during the 2014-2015 season, he will donate three life-saving bednets to Nothing But Nets. 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 presented an award to a rising voice for the cause, Aniruddh Mandalapu, a Nothing But Nets Champion and local high school student. Mandalapu started a martial arts-inspired organization, The Fight Against Malaria, and has raised close to half of the goal of $5000 to date for the cause.

The Warriors’ event comes one month after Curry’s visit to the White House in February, where he spoke with President Obama about the importance of U.S. leaderships for malaria programs and his work with Nothing But Nets, including his most recent trip to Tanzania. There, they delivered 38,000 bednets to refugees and their families.

For more information on Nothing But Nets, please visit warriors.com/nothingbutnets or nothingbutnets.net.

Keisha Katz

A rising digital journalist – Keisha manages the overall website design and functionality, the social media outlets and often shoots and edits videos as needed. Outside of her Real Good Sports responsibilities, she works as an associate producer at a network news production company working on programs which have aired on NBC, Investigation Discovery, The Weather Channel and NUVOtv. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Temple University.

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