Karol Osborne | 12/4/2010 2:24:38 AM
The Madison Parish Teen Leadership club is sponsoring a trip for 8th grade and up to attend the New Orleans Hornets Basketball game . The New Orleans Hornets has offered 4-H the opportunity to participate in the Annual 4-H Night With The Hornets on Saturday, February 12, 2011. The Hornets will play the Chicago Bulls with an opportunity for over 300 4-H members to participate in on-court programs. Some of those opportunities include being an honorary captain, ball boy/girl, sing the National Anthem, have your photo taken with a Hornets player or Honeybee dancer, or participate in several functions on the Hornets basketball court.
Prior to the game outside the Hornets arena and next to the Superdome will be the Buzz Fest, which begins at 5 p.m. with entertainment (usually a band), free face painting, games and some free gifts.
Tickets are $25 each. The Hornets will return $5 of each ticket to the Louisiana 4-H Program. A portion of these proceeds are placed in an endowment fund that helps sponsor educational trips for 4-H members. All tickets are in the upper level, but those ordered first will get the best seating in the upper level. The parish with the largest number of participants will get free tickets for their group to the New Orleans Aquarium, Audubon Zoo or IMAX Theatre.
We appreciate you supporting this 4-H program. For more information regarding this event or how to participate in the on-court programs, contact your local LSU AgCenter Extension office.
The first 8,000 fans to enter the Hornets arena for the game will receive a Marcus Thornton bobble head. Doors open at 6 p.m. Fans are normally lined up by 5:30 p.m.
4-H Club members may submit their names to their parish 4-H agent for random drawings to participate in the following Hornets Game programs. If you are selected, you will receive notification by letter with special instructions with your ticket.
High 5 Team – 4-H members can High 5 the Hornets players as they are introduced on the court.
Tunnel Group – 4-H members can High 5 players from each team as they run through the tunnel to the court.
Hornets Player Photo – 4-H members can take a group photo with one of the Hornets players.
Honey Bee Photo – 4-H members can take a group photo with the Honey Bees.
Basketball Buddies – 4-H members stand in front of the Hornets team during the National Anthem.
Pregame Courtside – 4-H members can watch the Hornets team warm up from courtside.
Halftime Presentation – 4-H members can be on the court during the 4-H halftime presentation.
Captains Program – One 4-H member will be selected to act as an honorary captain and present the game ball for the game. To enter the contest, you must submit an essay of 250 words or less on the topic of: “4-H: Why do I Belong.” The winner will receive a free ticket to the game.
Ball Boy/Girl – 4-H members must be 13 years of age by January 1, 2010. You can have the opportunity to sit on the bench with the team for the game. To enter the contest, you must submit an essay of 250 words or less on the topic of: “Being a Good Citizen through Community Service.” The winner will receive a free ticket to the game.
Court of Dreams Game – Several 4-H members from the Metro New Orleans area will be selected to play basket ball games on the Hornets court prior to the game. Parents will need to bring 4-H members to the New Orleans Arena by 2 p.m. on February 19 in order to participate. Parents may stay and watch the games. Once the games are finished about 4:30 p.m., participants will need to exit the arena until the doors open at 6 p.m.
National Anthem – Submit a video or audio tape to your local 4-H agent by February 1. There will be an opportunity for an individual to sing the National Anthem at the Hornets game on February 19, and the winner will receive two free tickets to the game.