New Orleanians packed the streets during Super Bowl Sunday on February 3 to protest the NFL’s infamous no-call and to celebrate the Saints’ incredible season. Along with donning black and gold, second-lining, and dancing, New Orleanians raised $57,404.36 at the Boycott Bowl party. The New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Foundation was presented with a check today.
“I am amazed by the response our community had for the event, and also humbled by the Who Dat Nation for turning a negative into a positive by raising funds for NORD,” said Boycott Bowl co-founder Brandon Rizzuto in a press release.
The sold-out event featured performances by Fred LeBlanc from Cowboy Mouth, Dash Rip Rock, Rockin’ Dopsie Jr., Partners-n-Crime, Flow Tribe, The Vettes, Big Freedia, Shamar Allen, and the Brass-a-Holics. Admission was $10, and proceeds benefited NORD.
“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,” Mayor LaToya Cantrell said in a press release.