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All Things New Orleans
Mon July 16, 2012
Retired hoopsters to raise money for Children's Hospital
Moses Malone, Spencer Haywood, Cazzie Russell and Mark Eaton are among retired professional basketball stars offering their company in an Aug. 17 fishing tournament to benefit Children's Hospital of New Orleans.
For $2,000, each three-angler team gets a boat, a local guide and a big-name angler to fill out the team. They also can attend an Aug. 18 gala with more than 100 former NBA players.
The tournament will be at Joe's Landing in Lafitte.
It's part of the Legends World Sports Conference, Aug. 16-19 for former NBA, ABA and Harlem Globetrotter players. The conference is organized by the National Basketball Retired Players Association, which hired former New Orleans Saints executive Arnie Fielkow as its CEO last year.