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Father’s Day is quickly approaching (that’s right, this Sunday, June 15!). And to celebrate such a special day, we’re featuring a different first time NOLA daddy each day this week!
 
Sonny and Tenzin Sonny Lee, 2.5 months
 
Every time we see Bivian ‘Sonny’ Lee III, he’s usually got a kangol on his head, a permanent smile on his face, and is ready to talk about his fantastic nonprofit organization, Son of a Saint. A son of a saint himself (Sonny’s father, Bivian Lee Jr., was a former Saints player who passed away when Sonny was three years old), Sonny and his two and a half month old son, Tenzin, will be celebrating their first Father’s Day together!
Published in NOLA Living
Next Saturday, New Orleans will be transformed into an obstacle course that only the bravest and most intelligent New Orleanians will be able to conquer.
 
It’s a challenge. But not just any challenge. It's an Amazing Challenge, traversing through the streets of metro New Orleans. Hosted by local nonprofit Son of a Saint and open to boys and girls (8-14 years old), the Amazing Challenge is a “challenging and educational competition highlighting the Son of a Saint mission of enhancing the lives of young males and promoting mentorship.”
Published in Events
Bivian ‘Sonny’ Lee, III, founder of local organization Son a Saint, hosted Christmas Son of a Saint style with the support of New Orleans Hornets center, Robin Lopez, and the enthusiasm of fifteen young, fatherless New Orleans males.
 
The celebration started off with Sonny and Robin at the heads off the table and Sonny’s “sons” along the sides waiting patiently to see exactly what “Dad” had in store for them. For Sonny, there is a lesson to be learned in everything and Christmas was no different. He explained how much he stresses to the boys that the decisions they make now will affect them later. Robin elaborated with a glimpse into his own experiences adding that, “It's hard to change your spot later on. It's more difficult. If you have the proper work ethic in place, you can adapt.”
Published in NOLA Living
Local organizations, Son of a Saint and PINK House, will be collecting boys and girls clothes and toys for the upcoming holiday season as part of their Project 11 fundraiser from November 11-December 11.

Project 11, named for Son of a Saint founder Bivian "Sonny" Lee's father and former Saints player, Bivian Lee, Jr., is looking for donations from the community provide young New Orleanian boys and girls with everything from shoes and coats to footballs and dolls. Boys clothing and toys will be distributed to boys in the Son of a Saint program and girls donations to PINK House.

Be sure to come out to the Son of a Saint Holiday Party at Cure Tuesday, December 11 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Come enjoy a No.11 cocktail, or whatever your taste buds desire, as Project 11 winds down. Bring another item for the boys of Son of a Saint and the girls of Pink House.
Published in NOLA Living
It was over a year ago that we told you about Son of a Saint founded by Bivian ‘Sonny’ Lee, III, a true son of a former Saint, former defensive back Bivian “Sonny” Lee, Jr. You’ll remember that Sonny’s father passed away at the age of 36 leaving behind a wife and two young children, Sonny’s sister Tamica, and Sonny himself who was only three years old at the time.
 
You’ll also remember how Sonny explained how hard it sometimes was growing up without a father, suffering from a lack of confidence and searching for validation. And unfortunately, Sonny’s story is all too familiar in our community. There are tons of young men in New Orleans looking for someone to guide them through this game of life, to provide them with support and encouragement, to show them the power they hold and how to harness it to be successful. Instead, there are tons of boys maneuvering on their own, making mistakes, hoping that everything works out in the end and not knowing what to do when it doesn’t.
Published in Causes
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