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.