Louisiana Sports Hall Of Fame Has Fundraising Stop In Lafayette
The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, in an effort to do some fundraising, and to help promote its 2017 class, will be conducting a special event in Lafayette on Tuesday night.
The third stop of the “Glory Road Tour” will take place WalkOn’s, with some big names scheduled to appear.
The event has a social hour for pictures and autographs as well as a raffle and silent auction from 6-7 p.m., followed by the panel discussion and a question-and-answer session from 7-8 p.m.
Panelists scheduled to attend include Louisiana Ragin' Cajun head baseball coach Tony Robichaux, along with former Carencro High School/LSU/and New England Patriots star Kevin Faulk, former LSU and current Houston Astros pitcher Will Harris, and former LSU basketball coach John Brady.
This year’s induction class includes 13-time PGA Tour winner David Toms, nine-time Pro Bowl football standout Ed Reed, three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey and Acadiana native Calvin Borel, World Series champion and long-time major leaguer Juan Pierre, former UL, Nicholls and LSU coach Raymond Didier, ex-LSU football and track standout Eddie Kennison, LSU gymnastics coach D-D Breaux and Southeastern Louisiana basketball legend C.A. Core.
Also honored at this year’s Hall of Fame induction will be Sue Donohoe as the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award winner, and Lafayette’s Dan McDonald and New Orleans broadcasting icon Jim Henderson as winners of the Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism.
Four-time Louisiana Broadcaster of the Year Lyn Rollins, the former voice of the Lafayette Drillers, a minor league affiliate of the San Francisco Giants back in 1976, will host the panel discussion that will follow an informal meet-and-greet session, and will also conduct a live auction.
Tickets for the event are $75 which includes an all-you-can-eat buffet and an open bar. VIP tables for six with preferred seating are available for $500. Tickets will be available at the door, but participants are encouraged to RSVP in advance in order to secure the best seating.
For more information call (225) 802-6040.