Student-athletes, non-profit to paint 9/11 tribute mural Saturday

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Student-athletes from around Baton Rouge will join with community organizations to pay tribute to the lost lives from Sept. 11.

The September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance Mural Project will be held Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Station 11 on Highland Rd. in Baton Rouge, La.

Athletes for Hope is spearheading a project that will honor the people and first responders who were injured or killed in the attack by painting a Remberence mural in Baton Rouge. The mural painting is open to the public to paint 9/11 images on a local fire station.

The student-athletes will be from LSU, Southern University, The Walls Project and Urban League of Louisiana.

Athletes for Hope is a nonprofit organization that works to educate professional athletes about philanthropy. The memorial will be the outcome of the event, but the purpose behind the event is what Athletes for Hope have been focused on this year: ensuring that children and adults with limited resources are able to receive the help they need when disaster strikes.

“People with disabilities are often disproportionately affected by disaster but unfortunately their needs are many times not considered in organizational emergency plans and activities,” said Ivan Blumberg, AFH CEO. “We can turn a day of tragedy into a day of doing good by establishing emergency plans that account for the needs of people with disabilities who are important members of every community.”

Visit Athletes for Hope’s website to learn more about the organization.

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