HORNETS DEBUT MARDI GRAS UNIFORMS AND HOST
HAITI RELIEF TELETHON DURING FRIDAY NIGHT'S GAME
February 4, 2010
The Philadelphia 76ers will visit the Hive for their one and only trip to New Orleans this season on Friday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.
The Hornets will debut their commemorative Mardi Gras uniforms, which the team will wear for four consecutive games this season to celebrate the Carnival season. The designs were inspired by the city of New Orleans and pay tribute to Mardi Gras traditions.
The Hornets will also host the Hornets Haiti Relief Telethon during the game with proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross and continued efforts to provide resources and relief to Haiti. The telethon will be incorporated into the Hornets TV, radio and in-arena broadcasts. Fans are encouraged to call 504-593-4789 from 6:30-10 p.m. to make a contribution, stop by the American Red Cross table on the concourse or text HAITI to 90999. The game will also feature 76ers center Samuel Dalembert, the NBAs only Haitian-born player.
The first 10,000 fans through the door will receive a Chris Paul Mardi Gras bobblehead courtesy of WWL TV.
The Hornets are also offering discounted Hornets Planet Rebound HOV Parking at each home game for the first 100 fans to carpool with four or more people in Lot 6 for a discounted price of $5.
Tickets are still available at Hornets.com, at the New Orleans Arena box office, by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX or at all TicketMaster outlets.