The Golden State Warriors are hosting Nothing But Nets Night on Sunday, March 30 against the New York Knicks at Oracle Arena (6:00 p.m.), the team announced today. For every event ticket purchased for this game, the Warriors will donate a life-saving insecticide-treated bed net to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign.
Warriors guard and Nothing But Nets Champion Stephen Curry will host a unique post game chalk talk with fans who purchased a special event ticket, which is now sold out. Throughout the 2013-14 season, Curry and the Warriors are participating in the Three for Three Challenge, as both Curry and the team will each donate three life-saving bed nets to the Nothing But Nets campaign for each three pointer Curry makes this season. This past summer, Curry visited a refugee camp in Tanzania with the campaign to assist in distributing 38,000 bed nets to families in need.
Before the game, Nothing But Nets Director Chris Helfrich and U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee (13th District) will be on hand to present an award to Lafayette resident Cooper Smith, a local middle-schooler, who was inspired by Curry and for the second year in a row, donated his birthday money to the campaign, in lieu of gifts from family and friends. Representative Lee is a leading voice in the fight against malaria.
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 $50 million, and together with its UN partners, has delivered 7.25 million insecticide-treated bed nets to protect families in sub-Saharan Africa from malaria.
Nothing But Nets Night special event tickets are sold out, but individual tickets and the only guaranteed resale tickets for Sunday’s game against the Knicks are still available by visiting Warriors.com or calling 1-888-GSW-HOOP1-888-GSW-HOOP. For more information on Nothing But Nets Night, please visit warriors.com/nothingbutnets.
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About Nothing But Nets
Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in 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. Campaign partners include the National Basketball Association’s NBA Cares, The people of The United Methodist Church, and Major League Soccer’s MLS W.O.R.K.S. It only costs $10 to provide an insecticide-treated bed net 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.