Mamba Foundation Undergoing Name Change

Instagram has been the desired outlet for Vanessa Bryant, the wife of Kobe Bryant, who has provided limited insight into the family’s life following his death. Vanessa confirmed an update regarding the future of one of Kobe’s most notable ventures on February 13th. She expressed through an Instagram posting that there wouldn’t be the infamous #24 Jersey without the #2 Jersey of her daughter, which is why Vanessa Bryant is altering the official name of the Mamba Sports Foundation. Going forward it’ll be named the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, with the change being made to honour her passed away daughter.

The mission for the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation hasn’t been altered, allowing for the legend of Kobe Bryant to remain prevalent to thousands of children in North America. Individuals connected to this charity will provide opportunities to the youth with a variety of sports. Since Kobe Bryant first formed this foundation, it’s allowed for underserved communities to acquire sporting programs that take children from hostile conditions. The Mamba Sports Foundation, when run by Kobe Bryant, became an influential aspect of his legacy. Multiple individuals close with the legendary basketballer spoke of Mamba and what it meant to them after he passed away last month in a helicopter accident.

An Influx of Donations

The Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation will continue to offer to fund to athletes aged below twenty-one, allowing them to perform with national schools or international sports programs. Since Kobe Bryant passed away on January 26th, Vanessa Bryant saw an influx of donations for the foundation. All donations were provided in honour of Gianna and Kobe Bryant. When speaking through her Instagram account, Vanessa expressed her gratitude for the extensive support to their family and the foundation. It should be noted that the Mamba & Mambacita Foundation haven’t ever received an influx of donations to this level. Charity representatives indicated that thousands of children in the United States of America would receive sporting opportunities from the arrival of donations.

When looking at the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, Instagram account, it’s noted in their description that this charity is made in commemoration of Gianna Bryant. The legacy of both these notable basketballers will remain prevalent for decades to come. Multiple individuals close with the family are still mourning their deaths, with the private funeral held on February 13th. Individuals wanting to support the Bryant family can make donations to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation or attend the Staples Centre Public Funeral. All nine individuals that passed away will be honoured at this public memorial service.