New Orleans, LA- The City of Love ministries (TCOL), a faith-based organization based in New Orleans, has partnered with the New Orleans Police Department to host the inaugural “Love and Law All-Star Basketball Jam” to highlight the positive response to community policing in the city, by honoring various unsung community youth leaders and programs. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit community groups committed to empowering youth to embrace education and individuality through dynamic mentorship.
The competitive basketball game between members of NOPD and TCOL will offer a fun, family-centered event for youth between the ages of 8-17, with local food, entertainment, and resources to healthy lifestyle choices for families on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at McDonogh 35 College Preparatory in New Orleans, Louisiana from 2PM-5PM.
The goal of “Love and Law All-Star Basketball Jam” is to start citywide conversations and platforms centered around the development and safety of New Orleans youth. Community leaders involved are hopeful the personable engagement with members of each police district will expand the perspectives of city youth and offer more families with access to positive relationships with NOPD.
The City of Love’s mission is to give a source of innovation to ministry, community empowerment, and resources to all people. The devoted members serve the community as humanitarians through various outreach programs and events, such as feeding the homeless every Tuesday and Thursday (Love 365 Foundation), providing students with STEM resources, entrepreneurs with small business development, health and wellness resources.