Players from the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday visited Arthur Ashe Elementary School as part of Tobacco Free Week to talk to students about the significance of living tobacco-free and how to overcome peer pressure.
“I’m so glad I can have a positive impact on the kids,” Saints defensive end Akiem Hicks said.
Brian Roberts, reserve point guard for the New Orleans Pelicans, said that he was proud to represent both teams at the event.
“It’s important for kids to have someone to influence them and to help them down the right path," Roberts said. “It’s always good to see a smile on their faces.”