NEW ORLEANS - The Saints are as much a part of the New Orleans fabric as red beans and rice.
When something impacts the city like violence has, the players get involved and take a stand against it.
On Friday night, current and former Saints will take on some of the city's finest and bravest in a charity basketball game to raise money and awareness.
Darryn DeWalt, with 'We Stand as One NOLA," Malcolm Jenkins and Mike McKenzie were in the studio Friday with more on the inaugural Black and Gold Hoops Challenge.
The challenge starts at 6 p.m. in the Brother Martin High School gym.
Tickets are $5 for students and $12 dollars for adults. The proceeds from the event benefit the foundations of the Saints players participating and the "We Stand as One..Love NOLA" initiative.
For more information, call 305-7563 or visit http://www.westandasone.org/.