FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Super Bowl XLVII Super Tree Giveaway for Laplace
Hike for KaTREEna launches the first of five tree-giveaway events starting in St. John Parish
NEW ORLEANS (October 10, 2012) - One Thousand native Louisiana trees will be given out at no charge to the residents of Laplace to help in the restoration of their community following Hurricane Isaac. This is the first event planned over the upcoming months that will include four other Louisiana Parishes which are St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Orleans, and Jefferson Parishes with the goal of giving away over 5,000 trees. This event will also include a seminar on proper tree planting and care provided by Bayou Tree Service.
WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 2012
WHEN: 9:00 am until 12:00 noon
WHERE: St. John Civic Center
2900 Hwy. 51
This Super Bowl Super Tree Giveaway is a program by Hike for KaTREEna, a non-profit organization whose mission is to replant over 100,000 trees lost to Hurricane Katrina, and now Hurricane Isaac. Hike for KaTREEna is a member of the 2013 New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII Committee's Environmental Committee. The Environmental Committee is charged with executing all environmental initiatives for Super Bowl XLVII. The trees have been generously provided by a grant from the Apache Foundation, philanthropic arm of the Apache Corporation.
About the 2013 Super Bowl Host Committee
The mission of the 2013 New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII Host Committee is to raise all funding necessary to fulfill the obligations of New Orleans' bid to the NFL and to operationally execute those obligations. The Host Committee, as defined by the NFL, manages local volunteers and serves as the city's ambassador to the incoming teams, their fans and media. The Committee is comprised of local leaders with a passion for football and New Orleans.