Warriors PG Stephen Curry Distributed Life-Saving Mosquito Nets in Tanzania

Tristan ThornburghSocial Media StaffAugust 14, 2013

Warriors superstar Stephen Curry travelled to Tanzania to distribute anti-malaria mosquito nets to the needy last month as part of the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign. 

Malaria, a disease transmitted by mosquito bites, is the leading killer of children in Africa. The bed nets work by "creating a protective barrier against deadly-malaria carrying mosquitoes that bite at night," according to the Nothing But Nets website.  

Curry donated three nets for every three-pointer he made during the 2012-13 season and ended up donating 816 nets at the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp.

The program was founded in 2006 and has engaged hundreds of thousands of individuals to "help achieve the UN goal of ending malaria deaths in this generation." You can learn more about the organization and donate at the website here

Hat tip to Good Morning America for the find.