The Kobe Bryant KB24 NFT Art Collection to Donate All Proceeds to Mamba & Mambacita Foundation
Posted on September 13, 2021, 9:13 am
The KB24 NFT art collection has opened for presale reservations to the general public. And, it’s all for a good cause.
The team behind The KB24 NFT collection is creating a new space for Kobe Bryant fans to memorialize the legend, while also contributing to a cause in his honor — the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, which was created by the Bryant family to honor Kobe and his daughter Gianna following their untimely death.
KB24.com was once Kobe Bryant’s official website, which he used to communicate directly with fans, to share news and thoughts on the game, to drop exclusive merchandise, and to hold a forum that brought fans together. It also allowed fans to sign up for Kobe Basketball Academy, his official camp.
For the last 4 years, the site had been taken and redirected to a malicious website, until the team behind The KB24 NFT purchased it a few months ago in an aftermarket sale for an undisclosed price.
“Without hesitation, we knew we had to take over the website and make something great out of it. We saw the opportunity to restore the integrity of Kobe’s official website and benefit his foundation forever.”
The KB24 Team’s goal for this project is solely for charitable purposes, as 100% of all proceeds and revenue from the sale of The KB24 NFT will be donated to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation. In addition, all residual fees on The KB24 NFT will be donated, such that if a fan ever sells their art, all of the residual fees of the sale price will automatically be donated to the foundation as well — something not possible with traditional charitable sales. KB24.com will make available a one-of-a-kind, limited edition NFT drop — The KB24 NFT — and will donate 100% of all proceeds to Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, the nonprofit founded in memory of Kobe and Gianna Bryant.
The Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation is dedicated to creating a positive impact for underserved athletes by providing funding and sports programming to enable participation in school and/or league sports that enrich socio-economic and physical development. The foundation is also dedicated to Kobe and Gigi’s vision of creating a world where young women have equal opportunity to pursue their dreams through sports and life. The foundation honors their legacy by funding programs that support their vision. And KB24 seeks to aid in that mission.
In addition to all proceeds from sales going to the foundation, all residual fees on The KB24 NFT will be donated too. That means if a fan ever sells their art, all of the residual fees of the sale price will automatically be donated to the foundation as well — something not possible with traditional charitable sales.
Watching Kobe Bryant play was what his fans looked forward to most. His character, his love for the game, and his commitment to the craft inspired millions and millions of fans around the world. Kobe was their idol. Fans mimicked his work ethic, and even attempted to follow his biphasic sleep cycle. He inspired his fans to achieve their goals and aspirations, and to have the same resilience he did throughout his career. Now, through the KB24 NFT, fans can have a digital piece of that inspiration to hold onto forever.