New Orleans Saints, Rita Benson LeBlanc & Sen. Landrieu Support National Adoption Day at Superdome

November 18, 2010 · Press Releases

Thursday, November 18, 2010

For Sunday, November 21, 2010

Events Nationwide Celebrate 11 Years of Foster Children Finding Loving, Permanent Families

New Orleans Saints owner, Rita Benson Leblanc, Sen. Mary Landrieu and local adoptive families will come together on the Superdome turf to celebrate National Adoption Day 2010. Festivities will begin before kick-off of the Saints versus Seattle Seahawks game at 3:05 p.m. Central Standard Time.

LeBlanc and Sen. Landrieu will help generate awareness for the 114,000 children in foster care who are available for adoption. The 2010 National Adoption Day Public Service Announcement will be shown live to fans and adoptive families in attendance.

• Rita Benson LeBlanc: Owner, New Orleans Saints
• Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.): Long-time adoption supporter and advocate
• Local New Orleans adoptive families

Louisiana Superdome Sugar Bowl Drive New Orleans, La. 70112

Approximately 2:30 p.m., before kick-off at 3:05 p.m. (CST)
Sunday, November 21

On one day a year since 2000, courts across the United States have opened their doors to celebrate National Adoption Day and connect thousands of children waiting in U.S. foster care with loving families. National Adoption Day is a time to raise awareness about the children who need permanent homes and an opportunity to celebrate all families that adopt nationwide.

National Adoption Day is sponsored by a coalition dedicated to improving the lives of children, including The Alliance for Children’s Rights, The Annie E. Casey Foundation/Casey Family Services, Children’s Action Network, The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the Freddie Mac Foundation. For more information about the events taking place across the United States and information on National Adoption Day, please visit

Media Contacts:

Brynn Burton
Paul Werth Assoc.
Phone: 614-224-8114
Cell: 440-667-1614

Karen Twinem
Paul Werth Assoc.
Phone: 614-224-8114

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