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By: Rachel Henderson

Nothing but Net: Ten NBA Players Pledging Nets to Help Fight Malaria

June 7, 2017
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We’re thrilled to announce that this NBA season, ten players have pledged support to help us send nets and save lives. 

Golden State Warriors star, reigning NBA MVP, and Nothing But Nets Champion Stephen Curry announced his fourth-consecutive  “Three for Three Challenge,” donating three life-saving nets to the campaign for every three-pointer he makes during the 2015-16 season. The Golden State Warriors also announced they will match his donation, up to $5,000.

Inspired by Curry, Detroit Pistons players and Nothing But Nets Champions Anthony Tolliver and Steve Blake announced they will also pledge three nets for every three-pointer they hit during the NBA regular season. And what’s more, seven of their teammates have committed to donating nets for three-pointers, blocked shots, and even dunks.

Both Tolliver and Blake joined the Nothing But Nets campaign earlier this year and hope to raise awareness and funds, as well as encourage fans, to help protect refugees and their families from malaria. 

During his first three seasons running the challenge (2012-13, 2013-14 & 2014-15), Stephen Curry donated 2,457 nets to help thousands of families avoid malaria infection. Last season, en route to leading the Warriors to the 2015 NBA Championship, Curry established a new NBA single-season three-point record with 286 three-pointers made and donated 858 nets. During the 2013-14 campaign, Curry made 261 three-pointers, providing 783 nets. In 2012-13, Curry hit 272 threes and donated 816 nets.

In addition, the Warriors organization has participated in the cause the past two seasons and donated 1,283 nets to help Nothing But Nets protect families in Africa from malaria.

In 2013, Curry traveled with us to Tanzania, helping to deliver nets to families and hang them in their homes.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an NBA athlete, coach, or fan – anyone can help us send nets and save lives. Donate $10 and cheer on Stephen, Anthony, Steve, and the rest of the Warriors and Pistons!

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