The world lost Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gigi, suddenly on Sunday. In addition to that, there was a total of nine casualties from the helicopter accident. Unfortunately, the cause of the crash is still unclear and it’s currently under investigation. Kobe was on his way to a basketball game at Mamba Sports Academy with his daughter when the accident occurred. Gigi was a basketball star at the Academy where her father was coaching. Kobe Bryant was such an influential figure that had an enormous impact on Los Angeles and basketball.
Additionally, Vanessa and Kobe shared nearly two decades of marriage together. Their oldest daughter, Natalia, is 17, and their youngest, Capri, is 7 months old. They also have a 3-year-old, Bianka.
Vanessa has made a public statement for the first time yesterday after the tragedy. She thanked everyone for all the love and support that have been pouring in and stays strong in the memory of Kobe and Gigi. She also announced the MambaOnThree fund which would help support the other families impacted by the accident.
The website reads, “The MambaOnThree Fund was created to honor Team Mamba’s mantra, “Mamba on Three.” It’s with that customary chant for togetherness, sisterhood and the ability to take on every challenge that this Fund was named.
The MambaOnThree Fund exists to honor and support loved ones of the seven other victims involved in the tragedy that occurred on January 26, 2020. All donations to the Fund will be directed to their families.”
So donating to MambaOnThree is a great way to directly support these grieving families. If you’d like to help keep the legacy of Kobe and Gigi alive in youth sports, then you can help out their sports foundation. For now, please respect the Bryant family’s privacy as they navigate this new chapter of their life.