House Special Committee on Military & Veterans Affairs hosts military fundraiser at Tiger Stadium

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 9:00pm

The battle between the Legislative Republicans vs. Democrats will play out on the field this Sunday, April 21, at Tiger Stadium, in the first annual Truce for the Troops Bowl. The fundraiser is hosted by the House Special Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs. All money collected through ticket sales and sponsorships will support LA's Military through Operation Homefront - Louisiana.

Republican captain, Rep. Nick Lorusso (New Orleans) and Democrat captain, Rep. John Bel Edwards (Amite) have a friendly wager - a meal featuring their opponent’s regional cuisine. Rep. Lorusso is hoping that team quarterback, Sen. Norby Chabert (Houma) will drive their team to a win and score a "liberal portion" of a fine meal in Amite. Likewise, Rep. Edwards is hoping Democrat quarterback Rep. Neil Abramson (New Orleans) will lead the Democrats to victory, to earn him a "conservative" New Orleans meal.

The afternoon schedule features a kids’ cheerleading clinic with LSU cheerleaders and a football clinic with LSU Football Player Craig Loston. At 2:30 p.m. there will be a behind the scenes tour of the LSU Football facility. The afternoon game starts at 4:00 p.m., with the Army Ceremonial Honor Guard and a Navy soloist, singing the National Anthem, followed by the coin toss by Major General Glenn H. Curtis, The Adjutant General of the Louisiana National Guard. Following the game, there will be a reception at the Stadium Club with food and drinks.

The West side "TV" Gate will open at 2:00 p.m., and tickets will be available at the gate. Ticket prices are $50 for adults, students are $10 and children under 12 are free.

For more information, call (504) 458-4457 or E-mail larep094@legis.state.gov.

Fort Polk & Military News

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