Whether you’ve lived in Louisiana your entire life, or if you’re simply a fan of the team and city and now get to experience everything our area has to offer, this week is one of the best parties all year long. Players and fans have taken to the streets, and Saints running back legend Deuce McAllister has partnered with organizations to help keep the streets clean.
McAllister was in on this initiative to help the New Orleans community by passing out free King Cakes and encouraging revelers to donate beads this past Saturday. Over the course of four days, Crown Royal collected 25,000 pounds of Mardi Gras beads to help with the New Orleans clean-up efforts.
All beads collected with the help from ARC of Greater New Orleans, will be recycled or incorporated into an inspirational mural created by local artist Stephan Wanger called “Life in the French Quarter” to be unveiled later this year.
More current and former players partook in the festivities during the various parades. Malcolm Jenkins, Roman Harper, Thomas Morstead and John Kuhn were just some of the past and present Saints celebrating.
Parades all day... we out chere... pic.twitter.com/hyLTlWF2Ga— Delvin Chip Breaux (@BreauxShow24) February 19, 2017
They got a Ringless Float for the Falcons @ Mardi Gras. I love my city lmao. pic.twitter.com/y2pCoOV2Qo— Nader Mirfiq (@Nader723) February 13, 2017
Drew Brees and son. pic.twitter.com/22KjrdmIbY— Richard Campanella (@nolacampanella) February 27, 2017
Also, be sure to check out Steve Gleason footage at Bacchus.