Mamba Sports Foundation Renamed To 'The Mamba And Mambacita Sports Foundation'

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Mamba Sports Foundation will now be known as 'The Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation' in honour of Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant. Read on for more details.

Written By Sujay Chakraborty | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The Mamba Sports Foundation announced on Thursday that it will officially be known as 'The Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation' to honour Kobe Bryant's 13-year-old daughter Gianna. Bryant's wife Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram to explain that the Mamba Sports Foundation will look to uphold Gianna and Kobe Bryant's legacy, which begins with a change in name. 

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Vanessa Bryant explains 'The Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation' 


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Mamba Sports Foundation to honour Gianna and Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant along with his daughter Gianna and seven others were killed on January 26 in a tragic helicopter crash near Calabasas, California. The MambaOnThree Fund was subsequently created by the foundation to support the families of the other victims of the crash. Alyssa Altobelli, John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Payton Chester, Sarah Chester, Christina Mauser and Ara Zobayan were the other seven victims. 

Who owns Mamba Academy?

Starting off as a joint venture between the late Kobe Bryant and businessman Chad Faulkner, Mamba Sports Foundation stated its mission of using sports to create a positive impact.

Following the death of the basketball legend, the Mamba Sports Foundation also revealed a new patch after the tragic incident to honour the victims. The new logo released by the academy will be worn as a patch by players on the Team Mamba youth team uniforms.


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Kobe and Gianna Bryant burial ceremony

Kobe and Gianna Bryant were reportedly buried in a private ceremony last week in Corona Del Mar, California. According to LA's mayor Eric Garcetti, a public memorial will be held at the Staples Center on February 24. 


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