News Release

PELICANS AND LOUISIANA LEGISLATORS’ CHARITY FUND OPEN
REFURBISHED BASKETBALL COURT IN LAFAYETTE

July 10, 2013

The New Orleans Pelicans and The Louisiana Legislators’ Charity Fund will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a refurbished basketball court at Picard Park (130 Park Lane) in Lafayette, La. on Friday, July 12 at 10:00 a.m. State Representative Nancy Landry of Lafayette submitted Picard Park as part of the annual House versus Senate Basketball Game put on by the Legislator’s Charity Fund and its underwriting sponsors the New Orleans Pelicans, Cox Communications and the Louisiana Seafood Board. Eligible courts in need of rehabilitation are submitted by legislations from across the state of Louisiana. One basketball court is selected each year and Picard Park was selected for the 2012-13 season.

State Representative John Schroder of St. Tammany Parish and Chairman of the Legislator’s Charity Fund will be on hand for the ribbon cutting along with Representative Landry, State Senator Page Cortez, Lafayette Councilman Keith Patin, Pelicans, Cox and Seafood Board officials. All representatives will be available to media directly following the short ceremony.

Proceeds raised from the annual Louisiana Legislators’ Annual HoopLA charity basketball game and a Pelicans’ contribution provided the funds for the court’s renovation. The court at Picard Park is one of several courts that have been refurbished by the Pelicans and the Louisiana Legislators’ Charity Fund around the state since the partnership began in 2009.

The court at Picard Park will incorporate the logos from the Pelicans as well as for Cox Communications and the Louisiana Seafood Board.