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The Cornerstone Community hosts multiple Night of Nets events across a range of sports including soccer and basketball. Through a combination of selling t-shirts and ticket sales, Night of Nets is an opportunity for bringing a community together around the spirit of sports and philanthropy. In 2016 alone, the Cornerstone University community raised over $15,000! Chip Huber, Associate Vice President for Student Development/Director of Athletics, has led groups of students to Zambia a total of eight times to learn about the impacts of malaria in that region. During their latest trip in 2016, students who joined the trip brainstormed ideas of how to continue giving back to the families they encountered during their time in Zambia. One of those ideas was a simple and creative task: donating their own birthdays. In 2017, Cornerstone University is working to get 100 students and faculty members from the local community to do just that.
School teacher and advocate, Jamie Mahanic, organized and hosted a Nothing But Nets event alongside the Detroit Pistons. Her event was twofold. First, she educated the students by organizing an assembly at Wegienka Elementary in Brownstown, Michigan. The assembly hosted a local pastor that has had malaria and complete mission work in Africa. He taught the students and staff about his experience, how malaria is spread, and the importance of malaria nets. The second part of the event included attending a Detroit Pistons basketball game. Since the Detroit Pistons team has historically supported Nothing But Nets including having former players like Anthony Tolliver donate nets for plays made, the Pistons were generous enough to donate $10 back from each ticket sold. The Wegienka Elementary school earned $1,300 total from this event in 2017.
Mullets Against Malaria is a fundraiser undertaken by the Gentlemen of St. Edward’s Hall dorm at the University of Notre Dame around Homecoming Season. It’s a day where the Gentlemen of the Hall sport the legendary hairstyle of the 80’s, the mullet, to raise awareness on campus and join forces with Nothing But Nets to fight the spread of a disease. Through creativity and the power of alliteration, the group settled on the idea of cutting mullets for residents as a way to encourage donation to the fight against malaria. In 2016, they even had Nothing But Nets Champion Ruth Riley, general manager for the San Antonio Stars and former WNBA player for the Atlanta Dream, join them to buzz heads in person. In 2017, its third year of existence, the Mullets Against Malaria fundraiser generated $8,339 in just under 10 days!