NEW ORLEANS – NOPD officers are set to take on the New Orleans Fire Department in a championship basketball game this Friday (Dec. 23) at the Smoothie King Center.
The NOPD’s team competed in the New Orleans Pelicans’ inaugural First Responders Holiday Classic basketball tournament at the team’s practice facility over the weekend.
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More than 80 first responders participated in the tournament, which consisted of five police departments and three fire departments throughout the state. NOPD officers played a total of three games during the tournament.
The championship game will start around 1 p.m. on December 23, 2016.
The New Orleans Pelicans is offering a special “Friends and Family” discount to the Pelicans game on December 23, 2016 which starts at 7 p.m. Anyone with a ticket to the Pelicans game can attend the first responders championship game that afternoon.
The NOPD/FOP roster includes:
Dwayne Bastian 4th District
Melvin McCollum 5th District
Harold Nunnery 6th District
Darius Henry 7th District
Dylen Pazon SOD Tactical
Jerome Newsome 3rd District
Tristan Carter 1st District
Edwin Cooper 1st District
Louis Johnson 3rd District
Terry Bean 5th District
Roderic Carey Training Academy
For ticket information on the special offer, you can contact New Orleans Pelicans call 504-593-4744.
NOPD’s team is sponsored by the New Orleans chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Crescent City Lodge.