Support for local athletes may win you a cruiseSep 16th, 2013 | By Candace Griffin | Category: news
The BCHS cross country team will be heading to their state meet in November, but they need your help to get there!
This team of 35 will be raffling off the chance to win an all expenses paid cruise for two with the hopes of raising enough money to make the trip to Northwestern University in Natchitoches, where the meet will be held.
It costs around $70 per person for travel expenses, so the team’s goal is to raise $5,000 to pay for travel, and hopefully some new equipment. They are selling tickets for $5 each and are excited to compete in this year’s event, which will host close to 25 teams and consists of
a three mile race.
“We’ve been practicing five days a week and going to meets on Saturdays,” said longtime Coach Augie Bourgeois. “We’ve been doing pretty well the past few
years, and the kids are really working hard.”
That is an understatement. Over the years, under Coach Augie’s leadership, his runners have consistently placed at the annual state meet.
To purchase a ticket please visit the cross country team or stop by Vacation Makers Travel in Belle Chasse. The last day to purchase tickets is September 30 and the drawing will be held on October 2.
The Royal Caribbean cruise will be departing New Orleans on March 1 and returning March 8. It will make three stops including: Falmouth, Jamaica; Georgetown, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico.