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Mayor Landrieu, New Orleans Hornets and PlayNOLA kick off third season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball

February 25, 2013


NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Landrieu will join with the New Orleans Hornets and PlayNola to launch the third season of the NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball League.  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 this initiative. NOLA for LIFE Midnight Basketball is free of charge 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.  Development of the NOLA FOR LIFE plan was fueled by the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team and the City’s public safety and public health experts. 

WHO:         Mayor Mitch Landrieu
                 New Orleans Hornets
                 City Officials

WHAT:       NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball

WHEN:       MONDAY, February 25, 2013
                 2:00 PM

WHERE:    KIPP Central City Academy
                2514 Third Street
                New Orleans, LA 70113

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