Former City Council President Fielkow, NBRPA Hosting Civil Rights History Tour For Kids On MLK Day
NEW ORLEANS – The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the official alumni association comprised of former NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA players, will be partnering with the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy, Jones Walker Law Firm, First NBC Bank and the National Park Service Centennial to again take New Orleans youth on a Civil Rights History tour of Alabama on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 16.
This one-day educational tour, which will bring approximately 150 boys and girls, takes off from the MLB Urban Youth Academy, 6403 Press Dr., on Jan. 16 at 6:15 a.m., with buses returning back to New Orleans around midnight.
The tour will proceed as follows:
6:15 a.m. – Participants arrive at MLB Urban Youth Academy
7:00 a.m. – Depart MLB Youth Academy for Selma
12:00 p.m. – Arrive in Selma at Edmund Pettus Bridge
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Selma Speaking Event with Alyssa Arnell (Lunch at McRae Learning Center)
1:00 p.m. – Depart Selma for Montgomery
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Youth will tour Montgomery Biscuits Riverwalk Stadium and hear speakers
4:00 p.m. – Depart for Alabama State University
4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Arrive at the Alabama State University for tour and dinner
6:00 p.m. – Depart Montgomery and return to New Orleans
11:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. – Arrive at MLB Urban Youth Academy
“Diversity and equality are important to creating a democracy and learning sportsmanship on the court,” said NBRPA President & CEO Arnie D. Fielkow, the former New Orleans City Council president and executive vice president of the New Orleans Saints. “It is through our wonderful partners at MLB Urban Youth Academy, Jones Walker Law Firm, First NBC Bank and NPS Centennial that we can make special opportunities like this available with sports heroes our children admire and emulate.”