Chef Leah Chase & Saints Great Joe Horn to be honored by National Basketball Retired Players Association at Legends Fantasy Weekend in Connecticut
CHICAGO – The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only alumni association comprised of former NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA players, will mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by honoring two greats symbolic of the city’s recovery: Chef Leah Chase and Saints Wide Receiver Joe Horn.
NBRPA CEO Arnie Fielkow, a former New Orleans Council President, said the non-profit sports organization, wanted to include these New Orleans legends at its largest philanthropic fundraiser – the Legends of Basketball Fantasy Weekend – at Mohegan Sun, November 20-22, in Connecticut as a broader tribute to leadership.
“This is a special weekend for our organization. It not only gives fans a chance to meet Legends and see excellent college basketball, but this weekend is also an opportunity to celebrate those who have made a difference by inspiring others. Our NBA Legends did that on the court; Ms. Chase and Mr. Horn did that in their own fields,” said CEO Fielkow.
It's bigger and better than ever! Come out and enjoy Audubon Charter School's 2015 Fall Fête with a great day of music, food, games and festivities of all kinds! This year the Fête returns to Danneel Park at the corner of St. Charles and Octavia with special musical guests Alex McMurray & the Fabricators, The Hot Club of New Orleans, Billy Iuso, Miss Sophie Lee Band, Michot’s Melody Makers and more.
As always there will be a great lineup of activities and attractions including an art market, teacher dunk tank, chicken drop, costume contest and more.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
On the corner of St. Charles & Octavia
New Orleans, LA 70115
Wednesday, October 7th, 12:00 noon – 1pm
The International High School of New Orleans
727 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 613-5703
The International High School of New Orleans (IHSNO) takes pride in its cultural diversity and will celebrate the Hispanic Heritage month with students' performances, Hispanic countries' Diplomats as guests and invited musicians.
The race for Louisiana Attorney General is heating up as Democrats are rallying behind the candidacy of Geraldine “Geri” Broussard Baloney. Fresh on the heels of the State Democratic Party’s endorsement comes news that former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu and former Congressman Cleo Fields are supporting Ms. Broussard Baloney as well.
At a recent event in Baton Rouge, Ms. Broussard Baloney had the opportunity meet with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In response to Ms. Broussard Baloney’s candidacy and aspirations for the office of Louisiana Attorney General, Secretary Clinton emphatically said, “Great, let’s run together!”
Geri Broussard Baloney is poised to become the Louisiana’s first African American and first female Attorney General. She is the leading Democrat in a race that includes Republicans Buddy Caldwell and Jeff Landry.
“I can truly say I’ll be unlike any Attorney General voters have ever seen before,” she laughs.
Ms. Broussard Baloney was raised to respect the law and help those in need, a passion that led her to pursue public service. She is a cum laude graduate of Southern University, an honors graduate of Loyola Law School, and today leads her own successful law firm.
During her 20-year legal career, Ms. Broussard has prosecuted criminal and civil cases. She clerked in St. John the Baptist Parish Court. She is a respected attorney who brings an even temperament and intellectual savvy to the job before her.
“I believe I have the experience and commitment to become our state ’s first line of defense against lawlessness, abuse, injustice and intolerance, ” said Ms. Broussard Baloney.
Governor Kathleen Blanco relied on Geri ’s legal expertise when appointing her as a Commissioner on the Pontchartrain Levee Board, where she became chair of the legal and legislative committee. St. John the Baptist Parish President recognized Geri ’s integrity and appointed her to chair her Government Ethics Committee.
“I am committed to changing the way the Attorney General’s office is operated,” said Ms. Broussard Baloney. “This office should have protected people’s access to affordable healthcare, not impeded it. This office should have represented the people’s interests in the Gulf Oil Disaster, not given away that responsibility to private law firms and political contributors.
“I’m coming from outside the system, but that is what it will take to make this office work for the people.”
Ms. Broussard Baloney said her priority is giving Louisiana citizens the best legal representation possible, not using the Attorney General ’s office for political favors and gain.
“We need to balance the scales of justice in Louisiana for all people. We need a firm but fair voice for all our people, ” she said.
National Basketball Retired Players Association and Mohegan Sun team up for Legends Fantasy Weekend, Nov 20-22
NATIONAL BASKETBALL RETIRED PLAYERS ASSOCIATION AND MOHEGAN SUN TEAM UP FOR LEGENDS FANTASY WEEKEND, NOVEMBER 20-22
Legends of Basketball Jalen Rose, Lenny Wilkens, Rick Barry, John Starks, Calvin Murphy, Spencer Haywood, Teresa Weatherspoon and more to participate
CHICAGO – The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only alumni association comprised of former NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA players, will hold a philanthropic fundraiser – the Legends of Basketball Fantasy Weekend – at Mohegan Sun, November 20-22, in Uncasville, Connecticut. For full details and purchase information, please visit: www.legendsofbasketball.com
The NBRPA and basketball legends Jalen Rose, Lenny Wilkens, Rick Barry, John Starks, Gene Keady, Dave Cowens, Calvin Murphy, Spencer Haywood, Teresa Weatherspoon, and Jo Jo White are set to converge on Mohegan Sun for a three-day weekend of exciting events Friday, November 20 through Sunday, November 22 as part of the Legends of Basketball Fantasy Weekend. Other non-basketball luminaries will also be honored including USTA President Katrina Adams and New Orleans post-Katrina heroes Saints Wide Receiver Joe Horn and legendary Chef Leah Chase.
Leading Experts on the JFK Assassination will gather in New Orleans for conference entitled “Oswald's Summer of Secrets: New Orleans and the JFK Assassination” Oct. 16-18
On October 16-18 2015 nationally known researchers and scholars will gather in New Orleans at the Crowne Plaza Hotel-Airport, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, Louisiana for Oswald's Summer of Secrets: New Orleans and the JFK Assassination.
The conference will break new ground in unlocking the mysteries of Lee Harvey Oswald’s activities in New Orleans in the summer of 1963 and explore other topics such as David Ferrie, Dr. Mary Sherman, and the Garrison trial, according to organizer Kris Millegan.
Seating is limited so early registration is encouraged. Contact Kris Millegan (email@example.com) or David Denton (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and or go to http://oswaldconference.com.