NBA Super Star Stephen Curry Call Your Shot Challenge To End Malaria

| April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

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NBA MVP Stephen Curry is the most looked up to when it comes to national basketball league nowadays. He is simply the best player of this time. Of course, others would protest but for most, I think you would agree with me. As a matter of fact, Stephen has again broken his previous record of the “Most 3 Points” in the season garnering a 402 points compared to his 286 points last season. But this is not mainly about basket ball, yes he is a champion on Basket Ball but he does not stop there.

In a four consecutive year now, Stephen has been a champion of the United Nations Foundation Nothing But Nets campaign. This is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in sub-Saharan Africa. Stephen has made a commitment that for each one of his 3 point shots, he will send 3 insecticide treated mosquito nets to sub-Saharan Africa. These will be an addition to the 3,663 nets over the past four seasons. Now, the best shooter in the NBA has called his shot to beat malaria. The question is, will you join him?

The quest all began when Stephen got inspired by an article written by Rick Reilly which was entitled Nothing But Nets. Reilly challenges readers to donate $10 to send nets that would be donated to the poor areas in Africa. Stephen got inspired on this and in 2013, he traveled to Tanzania together with Reilly to distribute nets and see his work first hand. Stephen has encouraged his colleagues to donate convincing his warriors teammates to contribute to the fund including other players from other teams.

But Stephen is not stopping here. He recently launched the Call Your Shot campaign last Saturday night two days before the Malaria Day. The concept is to film your version of a trick shot (basketball or otherwise), share it with the #CallYourShot hashtag and challenge your friends to donate at CallYourShot.org.

According to Business Insider, the social challenge has already raised $220 million dollars and growing. This is definitely a challenge that will have a huge impact on the lives of our less fortunate brothers and sisters in Africa. Keep on shooting Steph and all the best to your noble cause!

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