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Saints, Hornets come together to raise money after Hurricane Isaac

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Lost in the surprise ruling from an internal appeals panel on Friday vacating the suspensions imposed on four players as a result of the Saints’ alleged effort to raise and distribute money for hits that inflicted injury is the fact that the Saints and their basketball counterparts will be raising and distributing money to help those folks impacted by Hurricane Isaac.

From now through September 19, fans can buy tickets for a unique raffle.  The Saints version includes a suite for 20 at the September 23 home game against the Chiefs, with 20 pre-game sideline passes.  The Hornets version has two floor seats and a pre-game player meet-and-greet for the November 7 game against the 76ers.  (The Hornets raffle is open until October 23.)

Tickets are $2.00 each.

“As we have shown before in trying times, we will band together and help our neighbors when they need support,” Saints and Hornets owner Tom Benson said.  “Nearly everyone that lives in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast were negatively impacted in some way, shape or form by Hurricane Isaac.  While we are excited for the start of the 2012 season, it is with a heavy heart that we witness what our neighbors are dealing with, whether it is significant damage to their homes, disruption of employment or having to leave their homes because the storm was so destructive.”

Folks in the region will get a much-needed diversion today, when the Saints take the field with recently-unsuspended defensive end Will Smith and linebacker Jonathan Vilma.  Though Vilma won’t be playing, he’ll surely be leading the charge, and the Superdome will be a-rockin’.

It would be wise to not go a-knockin’.

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10 Responses to “Saints, Hornets come together to raise money after Hurricane Isaac”
  1. voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 9, 2012 7:58 AM

    I can’t wait to celebrate the Redskins victory in the Superdome in the post-game article here on PFT!

  2. jimnaizeeum says: Sep 9, 2012 7:58 AM

    I don’t like the Saints, even a little bit.
    But this is a great way to raise money for a good cause…very nice.

  3. goodellgate says: Sep 9, 2012 8:23 AM

    First class organisation.

  4. dfinpds says: Sep 9, 2012 8:44 AM

    I’ll donate $2 to move these people out of the flood plain. The locals destroyed the tidal marshes that kept all this flooding from happening…..now they want charity for their own mistakes…..MOVE!!!!!!

  5. lennydpocketqb says: Sep 9, 2012 8:55 AM

    Excellent cause.

  6. ravensaintsfan says: Sep 9, 2012 9:47 AM

    dfinpds says: Sep 9, 2012 8:44 AM

    I’ll donate $2 to move these people out of the flood plain. The locals destroyed the tidal marshes that kept all this flooding from happening…..now they want charity for their own mistakes…..MOVE!!!!!!

    The port of New Orleans is the only inland deep water port in the United States. Its value to the US economy is enormous…The city is not going anywhere! Instead the federal government should fund the coastal restoration project to restore the natural barrier to Hurricanes.

  7. ravensaintsfan says: Sep 9, 2012 9:49 AM

    voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 9, 2012 7:58 AM

    I can’t wait to celebrate the Redskins victory in the Superdome in the post-game article here on PFT!

    I hope you believe in reincarnation, because that will not happen in your lifetime…Who Dat err Free Sean Payton

  8. franktherat96 says: Sep 9, 2012 9:49 AM

    voiceofreason….you a comedian, because that’s funny….lol

  9. dtrb10 says: Sep 9, 2012 9:53 AM

    Every 5 years we will go through this. The city is built below sea level. What do you think is going to happen?

  10. vegasvinnie says: Sep 9, 2012 11:16 AM

    I’ll donate $2 to move these people out of the flood plain. The locals destroyed the tidal marshes that kept all this flooding from happening…..now they want charity for their own mistakes…..MOVE!!!!!!
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    Really? The locals destroyed the marshes? Precisely how did they do this? So, by your brilliant reasoning, if somehow we moved everyone out of there, mother nature will instantly reverse a process that’s happened over millions of years.

    Kids, this is why mommy and daddy tell you to stay in school and pay attention in class.

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