Vanessa Bryant was honored at the Sports Power Brunch, where she shared how she “will always fight” to continue Kobe’s legacy. Here the details.
Vanessa Bryant, widow of Kobe Bryant , was honored at the third Sports Power Brunch presented by Champion, recognizing powerful women in sports and entertainment. In addition to Vanessa, Natalie White, Terri Hines and Denise White were also honored at the event.
Vanessa received the Be Your Own Champion award for her work with the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation. “As a mother of four strong girls, I care deeply about not only leveling the playing field for girls, but raising it. I want to instill in our young people that girls are just as good as boys and often better” , she said in her speech.
Vanessa Bryant Shares How She Will “Always Fight” To Carry On Kobe’s Legacy
At the event in Los Angeles, she also shared that she wants to provide opportunities for young girls to showcase their talents and dominate in their fields. “It was important to Kobe, Gigi exemplified it and it’s something that Natalia, Bianka, Capri and I will always fight for,” Vanessa added.
Vanessa also discussed how the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation recently launched its first inaugural skills academy and invited the Boys and Girls Club to participate. Kobe’s widow made it clear that at the camp, boys and girls exercise and play together.
As for her reasoning behind the decision, she said it’s important to her to “elevate” the way boys and girls view each other at a young age , “as teammates versus competitors.”
“If they are taught how to share common goals and compete together to achieve them, then those skills will not only help them grow as children, but will also help them grow in business and in future relationships as adults,” she added, emphasizing that this is not only his passion, but also Kobe’s.