Vanessa Bryant Changes Foundation’s Name to Mamba Sports Foundation
What used to be known as Kobe Bryant’s Mamba Sports Foundation will now be the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, in honor of Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna — both of whom died in a helicopter crash.
Vanessa Bryant announced the change in an Instagram post.
“Because there is no #24 without #2,” Vanessa wrote, referencing Kobe and Gianna’s basketball jersey numbers. “We have updated the Mamba Sports Foundation to now be called the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation.”
“Our mission remains the same – and stronger than ever – to provide opportunities to young people through sports,” she added.
Kobe created the foundation to provide underserved communities with sports programs that enrich their “socio-emotional and physical development,” according to its website.
What a legacy Kobe and Gianna will leave. Rest in peace.