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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball to kick-off Sixth season this weekend

March 07, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA—TOMORROW, the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Pelicans and PlayNola will begin the sixth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball. The 10-week season welcomes a new sponsorship from Nike, including the donation of 150 new uniforms.

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.

For more information, visit and tune in to NOLA FOR LIFE original programming 24/7 on Cox Cable Channel 99.

WHAT:       NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball

WHEN:       Saturday, March 8, 2014
                    Registration: 7 p.m.
                    Games: 8 p.m. to Midnight

WHERE:          Lyons Center 
                     624 Louisiana Avenue
                     New Orleans, LA 70115

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