Rachel Seibel walks past signage being put up in preparation for the NBA All Star Game festivities this weekend, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The NBA, the NBA Players Association and the New Orleans Pelicans have adjusted their All-Star weekend community service initiatives to include victims of last week’s tornadoes in the New Orleans area.
NBA and Pelicans officials say Pelicans star Anthony Davis will be among a group of All-Stars who will visit destroyed or significantly damaged residences and schools in eastern New Orleans later this week to support rebuilding efforts.
Some retired NBA stars are slated to take part in school visits as well.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) shoots in front of Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
The current and former players will be volunteering alongside New Orleans officials and the charitable organization Rebuilding Together.
In addition, the league, the NBAPA and the Pelicans are contributing to a tornado relief fund through the Greater New Orleans Foundation.