New Orleans, Louisiana
During All Star Weekend in New Orleans in 2017, the NBPA Foundation co-hosted NOLA FOR LIFE’s Crescent City Dads program launch aimed at strengthening father-child relationships in New Orleans and educating fathers on parenting techniques. The #EverydayDad campaign recorded interviews with the fathers discussing the importance of good fatherhood. Held at the Rosenwald Recreation Center, the event welcomed a number of local fathers and NBA players’ fathers including Charles Paul (Father of Chris Paul), Roy Hibbert (Father of Roy Hibbert) and Charles Watson (Father of C.J. Watson).
The NBPA Foundation’s Everyday Dad program returned to New Orleans in the fall of 2017 to take part in the first annual Crescent City Dads Fatherhood Summit. Charles Paul and Karl Anthony Towns Sr. from the Fathers and Men of Professional Basketball took part in a discussion moderated by Dr. Raymond Levy of The Fatherhood Project to share their experiences as fathers as their sons were growing up.