Mamba Academy establishes charity to help families affected by tragedy

Kobe Bryant made local gym a favorite hangout


Mamba Sports Academy in Newbury Park announced Jan. 29 it is setting up a charity called the MambaOnThree Fund to assist the families affected by the Jan. 26 helicopter crash that killed nine people, including former Laker great Kobe Bryant and his teenage daughter.

"The Mamba Sports Academy is devastated by the passing of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and the seven other people lost on (Jan. 26)," gym officials said in a statement. "We send all of our love and thoughts to the Bryant ...

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