It’s Battle of the Badges! Law enforcement vs. firefighters! Blue vs. Red! The brains of their brawn will be put to the test with trivia, spelling, and some big surprises on Sunday, March 25 at the inaugural Northshore Game Night for Charity!
Join Team 1 of the Leadership Northshore Class of 2018 for an evening of food, drink, and laughter as you watch teams raise money for a local charity of their choice.
Tickets are $15 and are now available on the Northshore Game Night for Charity website. The admission fee includes dinner, and a cash bar will be available. All net proceeds will benefit local non-profit organizations as designated by the teams. In the event of cancellation, proceeds will go to James Storehouse of Louisiana, which benefits children in the foster care system.
Leadership Northshore is a community leadership development program based in Slidell, Louisiana founded in 1990. Each year, students are formed into teams to complete multiple community leadership projects. The project of Team 1, Northshore Game Night for Charity, was created as a way to raise awareness for local non-profits in the Louisiana Northshore area. Teams select a non-profit for which to play and the winning team receives a small amount more. The event is open to the public. Spectators enjoy dinner (included in the ticket price) and can watch the tournament while also interacting with representatives from multiple local non-profit organizations. The inaugural event is themed "Battle of the Badges" and features police, fire fighters, and first responders. For details on purchasing a dinner/spectator ticket, visit the website at https://sites.google.com/site/northshoregamenightforcharity.
Lt. Ray Dupuy Memorial Scholarship
In addition to game night, Team 1 has established the Lt. Ray Dupuy Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor Lt. Ray Dupuy of the Slidell Police Department. It is a $1,000 scholarship for a first responder or the dependent of a first responder in the Slidell area.
Lt. Dupuy, a graduate of the 2016 Leadership Northshore class, was killed in an off-duty vehicle collision in fall 2017. He was U.S. Navy veteran (Desert Storm) who served his community as a Slidell police officer for more than 20 years in various capacities, from patrol to fatality investigation to SWAT negotiation. Lt. Dupuy was involved in his community in various ways, and was well respected as a man who lived his life serving those he was sworn to protect. The scholarship fund was created to honor his memory. To learn more or to apply for this scholarship, visit the website to download an application. The winner of the scholarship will be announced on March 25th during Northshore Game Night for Charity.