Default

Upcoming Events

|

17th Annual Martin…

Feb 1 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Albinas Prizgintas…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
Join us for  Albinas Prizgintas organist/pianist/harpsichordist, Raul… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Feb 1 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Feb 1 - Mar 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

BODY ELECTRIC Group…

Feb 1 - Mar 1, 2015
Inspired by Walt Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric", this… more

House of Blues Gospel…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
Grammy award winning star Kirk Franklin is joining forces with the House of… more

Joe Krown Trio feat.…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
Join us for the  Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter "Wolfman"… more

Marigny Opera House…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
New Orleans Singer-Songwriter Sarah Quintana began her musical studies in high… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Feb 1 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

The Gasperi…

Feb 1 - 22, 2015
Richard Gasperi opened Gasperi Gallery in the French Quarter in 1980.… more

The New Orleans…

Feb 1 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Feb 2 - 2, 2015
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jon Cleary & the…

Feb 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen. more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Feb 2 - 2, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

"Annie"

Feb 3 - 8, 2015
It doesn’t get more Broadway than this, although this popular musical… more

"Organ and Labyrinth"…

Feb 3 - 3, 2015
Join us for  "Organ and Labyrinth" and Candlelight with Albinas… more

Baby Arts Play! at…

Feb 3 - 3, 2015
Instill a love of art at a young age through a guided, hands-on gallery… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Feb 3 - 3, 2015
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Feb 3 - 24, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Music at the Mint…

Feb 3 - 3, 2015
Saxophonist Jerry Embree is one of the busiest musicians in New Orleans. He… more

17th Annual Martin…

Feb 1 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Behind the Bench to Hold ‘Touching a Life Gala'

 

For immediate release:
MEDIA CONTACT:
Rebecca Gass, Public Relations
Office: 405-949-5140
Rebecca.Gass@feedthechildren.org

Behind the Bench to Hold ‘Touching a Life Gala’
Feed the children in support of New Orleans Recovery Schools chosen as beneficiary

Oklahoma City, Okla. (Jan. 24, 2008) – Behind The Bench, the National Basketball Wives Association, will host the “Touching a Life Gala” on Feb. 15 at 6:30pm at the New Orleans Marriott during the 2008 NBA All Star Weekend in New Orleans, LA. The gala will include a live and silent auction with chance of a lifetime experiences and a guest list of over 450 business and community leaders. All proceeds will benefit International hunger relief organization Feed The Children, in support of New Orleans Recovery Schools.

Dee Brown, wife of former Hornets forward PJ Brown, has taken on the challenge of being this year’s gala chair. “I thought this year would be a little more touching and close to my heart because the event is being held here in my home state,” Brown said. “There is such a need for every organization in some way because of the devastation from hurricane Katrina and I wanted to do something to benefit the children of New Orleans in any way possible.”

2008 Touching a Life Gala Honorees will be:
Filmmaker and philanthropists Spike Lee and Tonya Lee
TV One Founder Cathy Hughes
National Basketball Player’s Association Executive William “Billy” Hunter
New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister

About Behind The Bench

Behind The Bench was established in 1993 and has raised over a million dollars to support programs across the United States, This year, Behind the Bench has chosen Feed The Children in support of New Orleans Recovery Schools as the beneficiary of their Touching a Life Gala. 70% of the net proceeds earned from the event will benefit Feed the Children with 30% benefiting Behind the Bench Charitable Trust.

About Feed The Children

Founded in 1979 by Larry and Frances Jones, Feed The Children is consistently ranked as one of the 10 largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. Feed The Children is a Christian, international, nonprofit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disasters. In FY 2006, Feed The Children distributed more than 129 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally, supplementing more than 730,000 meals each day. Since its founding, the organization has reached out to help those in need in 118 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit www.feedthechildren.org.

###