NORD FOUNDATION 2018 CHAMPIONS GALA

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Jill H. and Avram A. Glazer Family Club at Tulane University’s Yulman Stadium 

Honoring Branford Marsalis

For his professional achievements and philanthropic generosity (Photo: Palma Kolansky)

A City of New Orleans Tri-Centennial Event

Please join us to celebrate our city’s historic recreation system and toast gifted individuals and volunteers who developed their extraordinary talents in NORD’s playgrounds and recreation centers. Contact Erin Murphy at emurphy@nocci.com or 504-888-7608.

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Tickets are valued at $125 each.

Above, NORD Foundation Legacy Tribute Recipient Peyton Manning joined NORD's kids and the Tulane University Athletic Staff on the Yulman Stadium field during the CHAMPIONS Gala.


Benefitting the NORD Foundation and NORD, this informal, energetic celebration highlighted NORD’s phenomenal progress since the establishment of the public-private partnership in 2010, its first-class facilities and growing array of programs.

 

The program recognized individuals and business leaders who have made significant investments to improve NORD and those from NORD who have made significant contributions in their areas of professional expertise and community endeavors. NORD presented samplings of its wide range of athletic, youth, teens, seniors, swimming, outdoors and cultural programs on the field and in the Glazer Family Club throughout the evening. Scroll down to see the list of honorees. 


Proceeds from the gala underwrote free summer camps for over 1,000 youth from low-income families, who enjoyed a safe, educational and FUN summer of 2017.


Below, watch the video tribute to our Unsung Hero Award Recipient, Jerome Smith.

Jerome Smith, Unsung Hero Award Recipient 

2017 Champions Gala Honorees

Peyton Manning - Legacy Tribute Recipient

Recognizing professional excellence and personal philanthropy

Jerome Smith - Unsung Hero Award

An exceptional, long-time volunteer within the NORD system who has demonstrated selfless commitment to youth

Wall of Fame

Acknowledging people and companies who have made major commitments to revive a historic recreation system and improve the quality of life in New Orleans: 


City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitch Landrieu

Former Chief Administrative Officer Andy Kopplin


Recreation Citizens Advisory Panel   

Arnie Fielkow

Bobby Garon

Roy Glapion

Rod West


Consistent, Major Supporters

Boh Brothers Centennial Fund

Chevron

Entergy

First NBC Bank

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