A public memorial service has been sent for Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant, for Monday, February 24, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the service will also honor John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, Christina Mauser, and pilot Ara Zobayan, who also perished in the tragic helicopter accident.
The date of the memorial service is significant because Gigi’s basketball jersey number is #2 and her father, Kobe, is #24.
Via the LA Times:
Information about timing and tickets for the ceremony was not immediately available. With limited seating, however, entry is expected to be severely restricted, sources say.
The date was selected after discussions with Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, the Lakers organization and Staples. One source said there will be no procession, and the event will conclude in time to allow a previously scheduled Clippers game against the Memphis Grizzlies to go forward in the evening.
Please keep all of the families impacted by this tragedy uplifted in prayer.