Steph Curry missed the first game against the road trip and the Warriors lost to the Indiana Pacers. However, he came back against the Wizards and put up 32 points and eight assists in a 114-107 victory. Surprisingly, that might not be what Curry remembers most about his trip to the nation’s capital.
Curry was invited to the White House to speak about the Nothing But Nets grassroots campaign. He also had the opportunity to meet President Barack Obama and they were able to chat about the Warriors and possibly playing golf in the future.
Curry has been part of the Nothing But Nets for the last three seasons and traveled to Africa to deliver some nets himself in 2013. He’s been an active spokesman and had donated one net for every three pointer he makes during the season.
The Warriors are also getting involved and they will host a “Nothing But Nets” Day On March 8th when they host the Los Angeles Clippers. The Warriors have the best fans in the NBA and you know Oracle will be sold out when Chris Paul and the Clippers come to visit. For all the fans still needing tickets, make sure you buy a special event ticket, they will be available at: warriors.com/nothingbutnets.
The Malaria problem is an epidemic in Africa and one child is killed every 60 seconds because of it. The problem can be prevented and the nets are the answer. It only cost $10 purchase and send the net to Africa. For more information on how you can help, here’s their official website: www.NothingButNets.net.
You can save a life by donating one net. So if you’re not buying a special event ticket, make sure you join Steph Curry and the Warriors in their effort to fight Malaria.
Here is the full press release from the Warriors:
OAKLAND, CA – 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 Netscampaign. 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.
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For more information on Nothing But Nets, please visit warriors.com/nothingbutnets.
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