Vanessa Bryant has renamed the Mamba Sports Foundation to pay homage to her husband and daughter. Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

Vanessa Bryant continues to mourn the loss of her husband and daughter in a tragic helicopter accident. They were two of nine people killed after a chopper went down in Southern California on Jan. 26.

As Vanessa and her family attempt to move forward, she has decided to rename the Mamba Sports Foundation to pay homage to her late daughter, Gianna.

Mrs. Bryant made the announcement on Instagram with a heartfelt post.

Now known as the The Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation , this entity will continue to help young people through sports. It really is what helped define Kobe Bryant’s altruistic post-NBA life.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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