On Saturday, longtime UN Foundation Nothing But Nets Champion Stephen Curry launched the “Call Your Shot” challenge with a video of him calling – and making – a trick shot. He’s calling more than just a basketball shot, though. Stephen is calling his shot to end one of the deadliest diseases in the world – malaria.
April 25 is World Malaria Day – a day to join the United Nations in focusing on the fight to end malaria deaths around the world. Every two minutes, a child dies from this preventable disease.
The Call Your Shot campaign is driven by the conviction that we can end malaria in this generation. In his final State of the Union address, U.S. President Barack Obama called his shot to end this disease. Now, Steph is taking up the challenge and calling upon millions of people to do the same.
We believe that no child should die from a mosquito bite. We are thrilled to work with a coalition of partners, including the United States Agency for International Development and Malaria No More, to inspire people around the world to join the Call Your Shot challenge and help defeat malaria.
Want to know how to get involved? It’s easy:
- FILM YOURSELF calling – and making – your most creative, silly, or outrageous trick shot. It doesn’t have to be a sports shot either.
- CHALLENGE your friends, family, or co-workers to call their shot.
- POST YOUR VIDEO using the hashtag, #CallYourShot.
- DONATE at CallYourShot.org to send a net and protect families from malaria.
We’re in the fourth quarter of this fight – if we let up now, malaria will win. Join the team of athletes and celebrities, corporate and media partners, and everyday champions who are calling their shots to end malaria for good.
Call your shot. Let’s beat malaria.