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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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Mayor Landrieu, New Orleans Pelicans and PLAYNola to celebrate fourth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball

June 07, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA—This Saturday, Mayor Landrieu will be joined by New Orleans Pelicans forward, Lance Thomas and PlayNola to celebrate NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Season 4, and to present awards to the winners of Season 3 tournaments and competitions. Last season’s winning team will be presented with a $1,000 check, and a flat screen television donated by Café Reconcile will be given to the winner of the three-point shootout competition. NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball focuses on providing safe recreational opportunities in crime hot spots for young men through the game of basketball. Mentorship and educational support are also key components of the strategy. NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball is free and open to males over 16 years old.

Developed in May 2012, NOLA FOR LIFE is New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s comprehensive murder reduction strategy to tackle the city’s historically-high murder rate. Recognizing that law enforcement alone cannot solve the murder problem, the NOLA FOR LIFE plan takes a holistic approach to get to the root of the problem, and divides the plan into five main categories including: Stop the Shooting; Invest in Prevention; Promote Jobs and Opportunity; Improve the NOPD; and Get Involved and Rebuild Neighborhoods.

WHO:

Mayor Mitch Landrieu
New Orleans Pelicans
PlayNola

WHAT:

NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball

WHEN:

Saturday, June 8, 2013
8:15 PM

WHERE:

Joe W. Brown Recreation Center
5601 Read Blvd
New Orleans, 70127

 

 
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Last updated: 6/7/2013 1:32:07 PM

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