14 June 2006

...And These Two Guys Aren't From New Orleans

Reggie Bush, with help from his shoe company (Adidas), is donating $86,000 to get City Park Tad Gormley Stadium ready for this year's high school football season. As you all know the stadium looked more like a swimming pool when KTMB-related flooding submerged New Orleans. Reggie and Adidas hope to raise enough money next year to put in Field Turf--which is what is now used in the Superdome.

If Reggie can perform on the field as well as he has off it, it will be a good year.

Also, I beleive it was on WWL News last night, City Councilman Arnie Fielkow has contacted officials of the NFL, NBA and MLB about participating in the rebuilding of NORD (New Orleans Recreation Department). Just like every other aspect of New Orleans city goverment, NORD was wrecked by KTMB. Mr. Feilkow is using his connections and experience in professional sports to get something done. I know nothing has happened yet but, I take this as a great first step. After all, Mr. Fielkow has only been on the New Orleans City Council for a week.

Both stories are good news for kids and sports in New Orleans.

TAGS: New Orleans Katrina Saints Arnie FielkowTad Gormley Stadium .


At June 15, 2006 9:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the fact that more and more people are picking particular projects to try and get up and running. I just wrote a post on my blog about a Community Center that they are trying to get built. Nice post!


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