NEW ORLEANS, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Copeland's of New Orleans has teamed up again with New Orleans Hornets point guard and Olympic Gold Medal winner Chris Paul as the official title sponsor of the 2010 Chris Paul Basketball Camp, which provides scholarships for children of the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana to attend the premiere camp. In addition to the title sponsorship, Copeland's of New Orleans introduces a new limited edition CP3 dish to the Chris Paul signature menu lineup, with proceeds to benefit the Al Copeland Foundation and the Chris Paul Basketball Camp.
"Through our partnership with the Chris Paul Basketball Camp, we feel fortunate to have the opportunity to help make hundreds of kids' dreams of attending a top-tiered basketball camp a reality, while raising funding and awareness for finding a cure for the disease that took my father's life," said Al Copeland Jr., CEO of Al Copeland Investments. "The new CP3 dish honors Al Copeland Sr.'s commitment to authentic southern cuisine and Chris Paul's personal taste and we're proud that the proceeds from the dish will benefit both charities."
The new CP3 dish, Creole Shrimp & Grits, has already been launched at Copeland's Social City and Copeland's of New Orleans and will be launched at Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro on June 6th. The dish reflects Chris Paul's and Copeland's true southern roots. As the launching pad for the Chris Paul and Copeland's of New Orleans partnership, the first Chris Paul CP3 dish was debuted at the Chris Paul Basketball Camp in 2008 and has continued to evolve into a full lineup of menu offerings. Copeland's of New Orleans will introduce a second limited edition CP3 dish in restaurants later this summer.
Continued support of these foundations is possible by purchasing the recently launched Chris Paul CP3 dish at all Copeland's restaurants including Copeland's of New Orleans, Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro and Copeland's Social City. All proceeds will benefit both the Chris Paul Basketball Camp and the Al Copeland Foundation for cancer research. For more information on the Al Copeland Foundation for cancer research, visit www.alcopelandfoundation.org.
The Chris Paul Basketball Camp gives kids from ages 7 – 18 a day of expert instruction on basketball fundamentals. The camp is being held this year at Tulane University from July 22 – 29, 2010. For more information or to register for the Chris Paul Basketball Camp, visit http://www.procamps.com/chrispaul.
About Al Copeland Investments (ACI)
Founded by legendary restaurateur Al Copeland, Al Copeland Investments (ACI) is one of the premium names in the hospitality industry owning a number of leading food, restaurant and entertainment enterprises. The ACI family of companies includes 30 restaurants, hotels and comedy clubs throughout the United States, including Copeland's Diversified Food and Seasonings, Copeland's of New Orleans, Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro, Copeland's Social City, and Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theater, among others. An icon in Southern cuisine and the founder of Popeye's Famous Fried Chicken & Biscuits Restaurants, Al Copeland's memory lives on through the Al Copeland Foundation for cancer research which is dedicated to the eradication of Merkel Cell Carcinoma, the disease that took Copeland's life. For more information on ACI and the Al Copeland Foundation for cancer research visit www.alcopeland.com and www.alcopelandfoundation.org.
About Chris Paul Basketball ProCamp
ProCamps Worldwide is an international event management company that assists professional athletes in the National Basketball Association, National Football League, Major League Baseball, and Women's Professional Soccer, like New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul with the development of their personal sports camp. Each day, the campers will experience various stations, specializing in fundamental skills and the team concept of basketball. Chris Paul will give daily talks highlighting the finer points of the game of basketball and beyond.
SOURCE Al Copeland Investments (ACI)