This all-day event in Old Mandeville will be a fundraiser to remember, with a 5K Fun Run, car show, and party to celebrate veterans of the United States of America.
Start the day at 8:00 AM (7:00 AM check-in) with a 5K Fun Run starting/finishing at Varsity Sports, 2012 Claiborne St.. Then, further north on Girod Street to the Mandeville Trailhead, see the Corvette Car Show hosted by the North Shore Corvette Club from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Finally, the grand finale from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM, the Extravaganza After Party at Mandeville Trailhead, 675 N. Lafitte Street.
Party events include a Kidz Zone with bounce houses and more, Veterans’ One-Stop, live music by The Blenderz and Bicycle Jones, and Special Jam Project featuring Alex McMurray, John "Papa" Gros, Paul Sanchez and Eric Bolivar.
Admission is $30 ($40 after May 11) for participants in the 5K Fun Run, the car show is free and open to the public, and the After Party is $20 per person. Food and drink tickets may be purchased for $5. The car show will take place at General Pershing Street and Trailhead parking area.
Details including tickets and registration for the 5K race may be found at www.weheartveterans.org.
The Helping Heroes Extravaganza is one of We Heart Veterans’ most important fundraising events. The group's goal is to raise $50,000 to help fund the programs and services it provides to local aging wartime veterans and their widowed spouses. These programs and services are vital in improving their quality of life. While the Extravaganza is a fundraiser, it is also a time to celebrate and honor veterans for the selfless sacrifices they made and continue to make on behalf of America.