NBA star Shaq O’Neal is pledging donations to the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation for his pre-Super Bowl event, Shaq’s Fun House.
StubHub also plans to donate all the sales from the Lakers vs Trail Blazers game to the foundation in honor of Kobe and Gianna Bryant. All proceeds will go to the families who lot loved one in the helicopter crash that happened Sunday, Jan 26.
O’Neal took to Instagram to share the news of his Super Bowl Event in Miami.
Bryant and Shaq have been close friends and teammates since 1996.
The Bryant Family Foundation was one of Kobe Bryant’s most impactful philanthropic works. Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, started it to help improve the lives of young people and families. The foundation gives scholarships and operates Mamba FC, a youth soccer club that teaches young athletes how to be leaders and independent thinkers through sports.
Since 2011, the foundation has partnered with the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, Step Up on Second and homeless youth drop-in center My Friend’s Place to provide comprehensive services to homeless kids in Los Angeles.
The Mamba Sports Foundation is also operated by Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy.