Friday, May 1, 2009

A worthy cause at Davidson

Here’s a nice story: Davidson junior guard Bryant Barr is spearheading a charity event to raise money for “Nothing But Nets,” an organization dedicated to preventing malaria in Africa by providing anti-mosquito bed nets for families to sleep under.

The main event is Sunday, May 3, from 2-5 p.m. at Belk Arena on the Davidson campus. A lot of other Davidson basketball players will be helping run the tournament and live auction as well.

There will be a 3-on-3 tournament for kids from third to eighth grade (the deadline has already passed to enter that part), plus a live and silent auction. Included in the auction are items signed by LeBron James and Stephen Curry.

Here are the relevant links and this one too – you can bid on some of the items now via eBay (there's some really cool stuff in there that you can bid on without ever leaving your home).

The live auction, though, will be at 4:45 p.m. Sunday at Belk Arena, and you have to be in attendance for that one (to get a shot at the LeBron jersey, Curry's game-worn shoes and more).


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great thing going on up at Davidson College. Already over $1500 donated and those items are getting a lot of bids! Good luck to you guys!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for mentioning the event Scott. I've been working very closely with Bryant as a mentor and passionate advocate for this cause. He is an amazing young man and has done an excellant job of raising money and awareness for this crisis in Africa!