GMA helped Matt kick off the application period for scholarships in memory and in honor of Christina, who was killed last January in the helicopter crash that took the lives of Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant, and six other people.
Watch the full GMA segment HERE.
To apply for the scholarships or to donate to the scholarship fund, visit MattMauser.com.
About Matt Mauser:
Matt Mauser is a songwriter, solo artist, pop/rock bandleader, and Sinatra-style crooner, having spent more than two decades onstage and in the writing room. A lifelong resident of Southern California, he was an all-American swimmer during his younger years before shifting his focus to music. During a local show with his Orange County-based party band, the Tijuana Dogs, he met fellow athlete Christina Mauser. The two married and began raising a family, with Matt pulling triple duty as full-time family man, daytime Spanish teacher, and nighttime musician. He even combined his love of music and academics into a unique educational project, Rockin’ the Class, which taught children the fundamentals of Spanish through a selection of songs Matt had written, performed, and recorded.
These days, music isn’t just a job; it’s also a source of therapy for Matt, who lost his wife in the January 2020 helicopter crash that also killed Kobe Bryant and seven others. Kobe hired Matt to write, create and produce all of the music for his children’s podcast, The Punies. Kobe and Christina also worked together, coaching a girls’ basketball team at The Mamba Sports Academy (now The Sports Academy). Their loss was tragic to an entire world of basketball fans, and it was unspeakably tough for Matt.