Thousands who attended anti-Super Bowl LIII party raised $57,000 for New Orleans playgrounds

February 08, 2019 - 1:48 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands of people attended anti-Super Bowl parties in the New Orleans area on Sunday, and many of those who attended a special fundraiser contributed more than $57,000 for a foundation that works to improve the community.

A badly blown referee call in the NFC championship that likely cost the Saints a chance to play for the Super Bowl title, and angry Saints fans organized a number of protest parties around the city Feb. 3, the day the game was played in Atlanta.

The Boycott Bowl at Fulton Alley featured more than 15 musical acts. Boycott Bowl officials on Friday presented the NORD Foundation with a check for $57,404.36 from the street festival.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell said the money raised shows how resilient the city's residents are when they are knocked down.

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