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Sales From Kobe Bryant Memorial Service Tickets Will Go To The Mamba And Mambacita Foundation

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By Clark Sparky

Details for how fans can get tickets to attend the February 24th memorial service for Kobe Bryant and Gianna have now been made available by the NBA. People can register to buy tickets until February 17th. Once registration is over, registered fans will be picked at random for the right to buy tickets, which will range from $24 to $224.

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As part of the announcement, the league revealed that all sales from the tickets will be donated to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.

Kobe's wife, Vanessa, announced earlier this week that the charitable organization formerly known as just the Mamba Sports Academy is being renamed to honor Gianna's legacy.

"Because there is no #24 without #2, we have updated the Mamba Sports Foundation to now be called the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation. Our mission remains the same – and stronger than ever – to provide opportunities to young people through sports," Vanessa wrote in an Instagram. "Thank you all for the outpouring of support and your kind donations to date as we carry forth Kobe and Gigi’s legacy.. We hope to empower young athletes in a world they left us all to help shape."

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Vanessa also posted a new message to Instagram this week to share with her fans her struggles to accept the reality that her husband and daughter are gone.

"I’ve been reluctant to put my feelings into words. My brain refuses to accept that both Kobe and Gigi are gone. I can’t process both at the same time," Vanessa wrote on Instagram, captioning a video featuring both her husband and daughter. "It’s like I’m trying to process Kobe being gone but my body refuses to accept my Gigi will never come back to me. It feels wrong. Why should I be able to wake up another day when my baby girl isn’t being able to have that opportunity?! I’m so mad. She had so much life to live."

"Then I realize I need to be strong and be here for my 3 daughters. Mad I’m not with Kobe and Gigi but thankful I’m here with Natalia, Bianka and Capri," she continued. "I know what I’m feeling is normal. It’s part of the grieving process. I just wanted to share in case there’s anyone out there that’s experienced a loss like this. God I wish they were here and this nightmare would be over. Praying for all of the victims of this horrible tragedy. Please continue to pray for all."

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