NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Finish Season 5
On Saturday, November 23, 2013, the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Pelicans and PlayNola finished the fifth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball.
The 10-week season closed with a special appearance by New Orleans Pelicans players Tyreke Evans, Eric Gordon, Darius Miller and a dunk contest featuring Midnight Basketball league players. The winner received a pair of tickets to a Pelicans home game. Season six will begin in February 2014.
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.
Launched 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, NOLA FOR LIFE takes a holistic approach to get to the root of the problem, and implements initiatives in five main categories: Stop the Shooting, Invest in Prevention, Promote Jobs and Opportunity, Improve the NOPD and Get Involved and Rebuild Neighborhoods.
WHAT: NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball
WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Registration: 7 p.m.
Games: 8 p.m. to Midnight
WHERE: Treme Center, 900 N. Villere Street, New Orleans, LA 70116