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New Orleans, La. -
New Orleans, La. - On Sunday, in yet another instant classic between the two bitter rivals, the Saints knocked off the Falcons in thrilling, last-minute fashion.
"It was a great atmosphere and, you know, the Dome was rocking as usual, and the fans were awesome, and it was just a great game," said Saints wide receiver Andy Tanner.
But Monday night, Tanner and a few other members of the Black and Gold took a break from the celebration to focus on what they describe as a critical need in the metro area. They've teamed up with Court Appointed Special Advocates -- also known as CASA -- in hopes of scoring new volunteers to help neglected and abused kids.
"We're looking for any advocates for children, but we're specifically looking to get some male advocates. There's a shortage of that," said Saints Punter Thomas Morstead.
Morstead is heavily involved with the group and helped lead CASA Jefferson's "Draft Event" Monday in Metairie.
CASA Jefferson is hoping to "draft" volunteers to become advocates.
Currently, there is a list of almost 50 kids children are waiting to be paired up with a volunteer, officials said.
"There's a lot of kids who don't have any role models or anybody looking after them, and you know, they don't need your finances," Morstead said. "They need some attention and they need somebody to show them that they care."
"I can relate to it on a personal level, because someone I know was abused when they were growing up," said Saints Kicker Garrett Hartley. "So, being out here and taking the time off is definitely something I wasn't gonna miss."
For the Saints on hand at the CASA Jefferson event, it was a chance to be a part of another special team.
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For some, it may be hard to believe that nine years have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall and left major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi. Most people will never forget where theymore>>
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Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.more>>
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