Youth hoops, hope, and health against COVID-19

47658630_1587850973253040_r.jpegCovid-19 has suspended public recreation for New Orleans area youth who depend on such for recreational use as well as mental decompression.  Drive and Dish seeks to counter this void by donating residence basketball goals and basketballs to area youth. Drive and Dish believes that recreation promotes holistic wellness for New Orleans area youth. Recreational strategies such as Midnight Basketball have aimed to curb the incidence of crime in New Orleans by encouraging activity in times of otherwise inactivity in which crime may foster.  Drive and Dish recognizes the threat of inactivity, and seeks to fill this void with basketball.

As physicians, former athletes, and community members, we understand the importance of recreation on both physical and mental health. 

Drive and Dish will seek to receive monetary donations from general public members and local organizations for the purchasing of basketball goals and basketballs.

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  • Michael Lessard 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $40 
    • 1 mo
  • Joshua Etienne 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $501 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Michael Okoronkwo 
New Orleans, LA
Keyana Varnado 
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