SLU football shows support to Southern Plaq.Aug 26th, 2010 | By Terri Sercovich | Category: community
Southeastern Louisiana University football team, which has dedicated its season to the “Children of the Gulf,” visited Buras last Sunday attending church services in the morning before having lunch and holding an autograph session for the local youth.
Head coach Mike Lucas, his staff and the Lions attended services with Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser at Trinity United Methodist Church before departing for lunch and the autograph session at nearby Buras Auditorium. The Lions were able to look at photos depicting the damage to the marshes by the BP oil spill.
Over 60 players on the 2010 Southeastern roster, including three from Plaquemines Parish, Devin Boutwell of Buras, David Durden of Port Sulphur, and Raphael Garrison of Belle Chasse.
“The fact these young men got together and had such an interest in our parish was heartwarming, it really showed their passion,” said Nungesser. “We wish the Lions great success this football season.”
During the season, the football team will be selling “Children of the Gulf” T-Shirts for $10 with all proceeds going to a charity in Plaquemines Parish. To order or for more information, contact the Southeastern Athletic Department at 985.549.2395.
–SLU Staff Story