NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  New Orleans Bowl, Inc.

The recipient entity's physical address:
           2020 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           2020 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130


Type of Entity (for instance, a nonprofit corporation):  Non-Profit Corporation

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          David R. Sherman

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  0989

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $280,577

What type of request is this?  General Appropriation

Is this entity in good standing with the Secretary of State?  Yes

Provide the name of each member of the recipient entity's governing board and officers:
           The New Orleans Bowl, Inc. Board of Directors serve in a voluntary capacity:

Paul R. Valteau, Jr.
1010 Common St., Suite 2700
New Orleans, LA 70112

David R. Sherman
One Galleria Blvd., Suite 1100
Metairie, LA 70001

Kevin Bennett
42 Pelham Dr.
Metairie, LA 70005

David Guzan
3439 Prytania St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

Ron Maestri
6000 Airline Dr.
Metairie, LA 70003

John J. Cicero
2020 St. Charles Ave.
NOLA 70130

Billy Ferrante, Executive Director
2020 St. Charles Ave.
NOLA 70130


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           The annual New Orleans Bowl features a match up between the Champion of the Sun Belt Conference and a regional pick from Conference USA that is broadcast live on ESPN. The conferences have a contracted payout of $500,000 each. The funds are used to partially pay that financial guarantee to the conferences.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $0
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $280,577

Does your organization have any outstanding audit issues or findings?  No

If 'Yes' is your organization working with the appropriate governmental agencies to resolve those issues or findings?
          Not Applicable

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          The public purpose of New Orleans Bowl, Inc. is to create tourism, economic impact and media exposure for the State by providing an opportunity for the student-athletes to compete in a championship environment; and to expose the student-athletes, fans and sponsors to the many unforgettable hospitality opportunities that exist in New Orleans and the State of Louisiana

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          The goal is to support an event that will serve to enhance the economy of Louisiana by assisting with the guarantee payments to each conference. The Bowl will enhance the economy through tourism and provide positive media exposure through the live ESPN broadcast as well as media coverage.
The objective is to assist with fulfilling the contracted financial obligations of the contracts with the two participating NCAA conferences; and, leveraging a return on the State's investment by ensuring adequate tourism and publicity through activities associated with the game.


What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           Ongoing annually

If any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official is an officer, director, trustee, or employee of the recipient entity who receives compensation or holds any ownership interest therein:
     (a) If an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of the official and the office held by such person:
                 N/A
    
     (b) If an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of such person; the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related; and the nature of the relationship:
                 N/A

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:
                 N/A

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:
                  N/A

If the recipient entity has a contract with any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official or with the state or any political subdivision of the state:
(a) If the contract is with an elected or appointed state official, provide the name and address of the official and the office held by such person: 
               N/A

(b) If the contract is with an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official:
          Provide the name and address of such person:
               N/A

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:
                N/A

          What is the nature of the relationship?  N/A

(c) If the contract is with the state or a political subdivision of the state, provide the name and address of the state entity or political subdivision of the state:
                 N/A

(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:
               N/A


Contact Information
name:  John J. Cicero 
                                       address:  2020 St. Charles Avenue
5th Floor

                                       phone:  504-525-5678
                                       fax:  504-529-1622
                                       e-mail:  jcicero@gnosf.org
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive Committee Member