NOPD Will Take On New Orleans Firefighters In Championship Basketball Game at Smoothie King Center

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.

WATCH: NOPD players in action on the court at the Pelicans’ practice facility. 

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.

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