HORNETS BELIEVE IN BLUE RAISES $200,000 AFTER
CHEVRON COMMITS A MATCHING DONATION OF $100,000
April 11, 2011
The New Orleans Hornets teamed up with Chevron and several other partners including Rouses Supermarkets, CVS pharmacies and Take 5 Oil Change to launch the Believe in Blue campaign this season which served to raise awareness and funds for the residents of communities affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, restore local coastal wetlands and help return the gulfs water back to its original colorblue. After recently announcing that the Believe in Blue campaign raised $100,000 to benefit the Friends of the Fisherman fund, Americas WETLAND Foundation and Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans, Chevron has committed to match the $100,000 raised. The Believe in Blue campaign is proud to announce that $200,000 will help fund the recovery and revitalization of the Gulf Coast region.
We are so grateful to Chevron for this considerable investment in Believe in Blue and are proud to partner with an organization who shares our passion for giving back to this community, said Hornets Head Coach Monty Williams. We understand the responsibility of utilizing our resources to give back, and our Believe in Blue campaign will continue to help restore and preserve what makes this region so special. There are so many lives that will benefit from this initiative, and we appreciate Chevron proving yet again that they are IN for this city, region and our team.
Chevron was proud to partner with the New Orleans Hornets in the Believe in Blue initiative to raise funds for the areas affected by the Gulf Coast oil spill. said Chevrons Gulf of Mexico Business Unit Vice President Warner Williams. After the team originally announced that Believe in Blue had raised $100,000, we decided to match the contribution to further enhance our impact on those in need. We look forward to continuing to make a difference in the communities where we live and work.
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