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MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayor Landrieu, National Basketball Players Association to Award First-Ever Midnight Basketball Scholarships to Participants

September 13, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – On Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, Mayor Landrieu and the National Basketball Players Association Foundation (NBPA Foundation) will present the first round of Midnight Basketball scholarships to three Season 15 participants at the final game of the season. The scholarships will assist recipients with improving job readiness educational advancement.

During the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend, the NBPA Foundation made a scholarship commitment to Midnight Basketball of $50,000 per year for the next three years. The NBPA Foundation’s commitment will provide select Midnight Basketball participants the opportunity for education and training programs in New Orleans.

Midnight Basketball is a part of Mayor Landrieu’s comprehensive Murder Reduction Strategy, NOLA FOR LIFE and reaches young men who may be at risk of being impacted by violent crime in the city. Since its launch in January 2012, the program has offered over 13,000 participants access to jobs, job training, education and other resources.

For more information about the scholarship program, click here.

WHO:              Mayor Mitch Landrieu

                        David LaFleur, CAO, NBPA Foundation

                        City Officials

                        Scholarship Recipients       

WHAT:            NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Scholarship Presentation    

WHEN:            Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 

                        8 p.m.               

WHERE:         NORD Stallings St. Claude Recreation Center

                       4300 St. Claude Ave.

                       New Orleans, LA 70117

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