NEW ORLEANS – The NORD Foundation on Friday received a $57,404.36 donation from Boycott Bowl organizers from the street festival held in downtown New Orleans during Super Bowl Sunday.
“When we in our city feel like we’ve been knocked down, it’s the spirit of our people who uplift us and show, not only our city but also the people of the world, who we are and how resilient we are. To the Boycott Bowl team: Thank you,” Mayor Cantrell said.
The event was organized in two weeks, with those wanting to attend the event asked to make a $10 donation on showsparker.com. There were also VIP opportunities thanks to Aprés Lounge and Ernst Café joining the charitable cause to make the event happen on Fulton Street. Within five days, the event was a sellout with only standby ticketing available the day of the event.
Mayor Cantrell also was joined by City Council Vice President Helena Moreno, NORDC commissioner Kimberly Abramson and NORD Foundation Chair Louis V. Lauricella.