Chevron, GNOSF, New Orleans Pelicans Unveil Playground, Refurbished Basketball Court To Boys And Girls Club Members
NEW ORLEANS – Today, Chevron, the New Orleans Pelicans and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation (GNOSF) unveiled a newly refurbished basketball court and playground at the Boys and Girls Club’s Covington Clubhouse. The project was paid for by Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico Business Unit.
“At Chevron, we believe in contributing to the communities in which we live and work,” Chevron Gulf of Mexico Vice President Mark Hatfield said. “We’re proud to support the Boys and Girls Club in Covington – and all along the Gulf Coast – in their efforts to promote academic success, good character, citizenship, and health and wellness among children and young adults.”
At the ribbon-cutting, New Orleans Pelicans Head Coach Alvin Gentry and players hosted a basketball mini-camp to encourage kids to play and stay active. Attendees were also given t-shirts and healthy snacks.
“An active lifestyle, along with a good education, is the foundation for kids’ future success,” Jay Cicero, president and CEO, Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, said. “We are proud to have partnered with Chevron and the New Orleans Pelicans to fuel social vitality among our community’s youth.”
The Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana is committed to providing youth with opportunities to reach their full potential, reps said. Chevron and its employees support the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana by sponsoring events and volunteering throughout the year.
“It’s heartwarming to see these organizations band together to support the Club in their mission to help young people,” Mayor Mike Cooper, City of Covington, said. “These are remarkable young men and women who – in turn – are making a positive impact on the community.”
“The commitment that Chevron, the New Orleans Pelicans and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation have for this community plays a vital role in helping our Club better the lives of the young people we serve,” Thomas Falgout, president and CEO, Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana, said. “Seeing the joy and excitement on our kids’ faces while they play on this beautiful new court is priceless.”