Youth Group Shoots For Nothing But Nets

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Knoxville (WVLT) -- A fundraiser in Knoxville this afternoon brings a whole new meaning to the phrase nothing but net.

Each year about a half billion people are infected with malaria and one million of them die.

In Africa the insect born disease is a leading killer among children.

Today, the youth group at Church Street United Methodist came together to help end malaria in a unique way.

"We are raising money for the project Nothing but Nets, which buys malaria nets to send to the children of Africa," said Sue Isbell, the Director of Communications for Church Street United Methodist. "Each net costs $10 and for $10 it buys the net, ships the net, and teaches families how to use it."

Volunteer TV's Rick Russo and former UT basketball player Dane Bradshaw attended the event.

The youths spent the afternoon participating in a variety of sporting events before turning in their individual pledges.

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