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Percy Miller’s annual charity basketball game at Xavier University of Louisiana was more than just hoops, it was basketball with a purpose. Ten scholarships were donated to the inner-city kids in the New Orleans community. The stars came out and played for a great cause in the midst of a packed arena. The super girl group June’s Diary sung the national anthem.

The halftime show was performed by R&B super star Cymphonique and Southern University marching band. The 3-point contest and dunk competition also got fans out of their seats as Team NOLA won the championship and Romeo dedicated the MVP trophy to 7-year old Dequante Hobbs Jr.

This day was all about peace, helping and preparing the next generation. It was a family fun entertaining event
filled with excitement, peace and hope.

For more information, go to
www.TeamHopeNola.org <http://www.teamhopenola.org/>

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents music, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.