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ESSENCE Music Festival

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NASA Week to Blast…

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New Orleans Museum of…

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Red, White, and…

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In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
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Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 7 - 25, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden Museum Book…

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Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 7 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The Sweat Social…

Jul 7 - Dec 20, 2015
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Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

2015 Francisco…

Jul 9 - 9, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's 2015 Francisco Bouligny Lecture will… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Jul 9 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

LIVE IMPROV WITH NOLA…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
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San Fermin in Nueva…

Jul 9 - 12, 2015
The 9th Annual Running of the Bulls at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) is… more

Yappy Hour in the…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment.… more

Smoothie King Center…

Jul 10 - 11, 2015
Garth Brooks is bringing his World Tour with Trisha Yearwood to the Smoothie… more

Toast & Tiki Tails

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
Toasts & Tiki-Tails" will be held at the NO Fleas Market  during… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… 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.

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