Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is known in the basketball world as one of the leading scorers in the NBA and one of the best shooters in its history.
But Curry is not just an NBA star, he also a champion for the United Nation Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, a grassroots initiative aimed at protecting children in Africa from malaria.
Curry will send three insecticide-treated mosquito nets to sub-Saharan Africa for every three-pointers he made in the court. Curry has already sent 3,663 mosquito nets over the past four seasons.
In 2013, the Warriors superstar has travelled to Tanzania in Africa with Nothing But Nets program and Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly to distribute mosquito nets in a refugee camp. Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly has made some good works about the malaria, where he challenged readers to donate $10 to send mosquito nets.
But Curry wants more, he like to solve the roots of the problem and make a wonderful world. Curry decided to join forces with partners from Malaria No More and the United Nation Agency for International Development (USAID), to launch the Call Your Shot campaign.
The concept of the program is simple, make your version of a basketball trick shot and then post it online with the hashtag #CallYourShot hashtag and then challenge your friends to donate at the Call Your Shot campaign website.
The Call Your Shot challenge was also backed by the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, and USAID. The primary goal is to continue the fight to beat malaria by calling and making their favorite trick shot, donate at CallYourShot.org. Then they also challenge their friends to get involved in the campaign by making their own videos and posting them online along with the hashtag, #CallYourShot.
And its not just Curry, the Warriors have also contributed funds and the campaign has managed to inspire several Detroit Pistons players to join the cause.
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Stephen Curry: #CallYourShot to Beat Malaria!
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