Hornets News Release

HORNETS AND OFFSHORE LIFTBOATS DEDICATE NEW PLAYGROUND IN LAROSE

August 22, 2012

The New Orleans Hornets and Offshore Liftboats, L.L.C. will dedicate a new community playground on today, August 22 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic School (12925 East Main Street, Larose, La.). Hornets radio play-by-play announcer Sean Kelley will host the event and Hugo and the Honeybees will be on hand to help dedicate the playground.

The playground was designed to represent the Hornets with the use of the organization’s unique color scheme.

“The Hornets have had a relationship with Offshore Liftboats for the last five years and they’ve not only demonstrated their commitment to the organization, but to the community over that time,” said Tom Benson, Owner/Chairman of the Hornets and Saints. “We are proud to partner with Offshore Liftboats on this beautiful, new playground in Larose. We hope it gives students at Holy Rosary, in addition to kids in the community, the opportunity to be active and enjoy playing with their friends.”

Offshore Liftboats has been a long-time supporter of Holy Rosary Catholic School as it continues to build upon its reputation as one of the finest Catholic diocesan schools within Lafouche and Terrebonne Parishes. The school is currently undergoing a number of upgrades, including a new student chapel and a meditation/prayer garden that will feature walking paths and religious statues.

The new playground will mark the second public facility that the Hornets have had a hand in refurbishing or building in the Larose community. Through its partnership with BP, the Hornets refurbished a basketball court at the Larose Regional Park & Civic Center.