NEW ORLEANS, LA— Due to a gymnasium scheduling conflict SOS NOLA Midnight Basketball will not take place this Saturday, October 6. Tournaments will resume next Saturday, October 13 and continue through November 24.
SOS NOLA Midnight Basketball League is a part of the Mayor’s SOS NOLA: Saving Our Sons campaign. SOS NOLA: Saving Our Sons is a public engagement campaign, launched by Mayor Landrieu in September 2011, which calls on the entire community – faith‐based groups, non‐profits, police, residents and businesses – to proactively invest in the lives of our young men to prevent lifestyles of violence. Saving Our Sons and SOS NOLA Midnight Basketball are both initiatives of Mayor Landrieu’s NOLA FOR LIFE plan. The City is partnering with the New Orleans Hornets and PlayNOLA.
The opening tournament kicked off January 14, 2012. Since then, the program has seen a great response from the community. SOS NOLA Midnight Basketball is free of charge and open to males over 16 years old.
This season's schedule is attached.