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Stephen Curry goes to Tanzania to help with malaria fight

Sep 16, 2013, 6:41 PM EST

Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis AP

All 272 times Stephen Curry knocked down a three last season — that would be the most ever in a single NBA season by a single player — he was also doing something to fight the spread of malaria.

Through a program that didn’t get a lot of national publicity, Curry teamed with the Nothing But Nets campaign to donate three bed nets for each time he knocked down a three last season. The bed nets are mosquito netting there to keep the insects from biting people (and passing along the disease) while they sleep.

What’s better is Curry didn’t just write a check, he went to Tanzania to see the program in action and posted this video about it (hat tip to Matt at Eye on Basketball for this).

If you don’t think malaria is a problem in the developing world and Africa, you missed the memo — one person dies per minute from malaria in Africa. There are parts of the continent where this is an epidemic.

The bed nets are chemically treated to kill and repel mosquitos and for $10 a net it’s a small cost to help stem a deadly disease. Curry paid or 816 of these nets through this program.

Good on Curry for not only taking up the cause but becoming personally invested in it.

  1. aat1001 - Sep 16, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Typo on the second to last sentence. You put “or” instead of “for”.

  2. badintent - Sep 17, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Good to hear there is a solid NBA citizen out there that puts both time and money into a program to help fight poverty and suffering for dirt poor people. Tim Tebow does the same thing in the Phillippines with a mission in a jungle on a dangerous island infested with Muslim terrorists.

  3. midnite2020 - Sep 17, 2013 at 2:12 AM

    Will you nerds quit pointing out every grammatical error I have a degree ive gone to school doesn’t mean I want to relive english 101 everytime I try to catch up on my sports #nerds

    • adamsjohn714 - Sep 17, 2013 at 2:36 AM

      You missed a question mark and several periods, though depending upon where you put them you’ve left yourself a fragment instead of a sentence. I suppose you could put a semicolon in there, but that might cause your head to explode. Also, English is a proper noun as it’s part of the official name of the course.

  4. midnite2020 - Sep 17, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Proud of yourself now im gonna go have “fun” with my girlfriend you guys go play starwars or Narnia or whatever it is you fine netds play

    • adamsjohn714 - Sep 17, 2013 at 12:18 PM

      Why did you put fun in quotes? Are you implying that what you’re going to do with your girlfriend isn’t fun? Just break up with her if you don’t enjoy her company.

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