Kobe Bryant's sports foundation has been renamed to honor the late basketball star's daughter Gigi, who also perished in the helicopter crash
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Kobe Bryant's sports foundation renamed to honor late daughter Gigi
Luisa Morales (Philstar.com) - February 14, 2020 - 10:03am

MANILA, Philippines — Kobe Bryant's Mamba Sports Foundation has been renamed to include a tribute to his late daughter Gigi Bryant.

Bryant's wife Vanessa posted on Instagram that the foundation would now be called Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation — giving a nod to 13-year-old Gigi's "Mambacita" moniker.

"Because there is no #24 without #2, we have updated the Mamba Sports Foundation to now be called the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation," Bryant wrote.

"Our mission remains the same — and stronger than ever — to provide opportunities to young people through sports," she added.

The remains of Kobe and Gigi were laid to rest last week in a private ceremony.

The father and daughter duo were two of nine lives claimed in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, California last January 26 (January 27 Manila time).

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