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Contact: Christine Payton Aug. 19, 2009
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
 
HOLLINGER JOCKSMART SPORTS FEST WILL HELP LOCAL ATHLETES PURSUE ATHLETIC, ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
 
A weekend of activities is planned for the inaugural Hollinger JockSmart Sports Fest, a fundraising event to benefit the Ragin’ Cajun Athletic Foundation.

The weekend begins on Sept. 4, with a Golf Challenge at the Wetlands Golf Course. It continues Sept. 5 with a Breakfast Forum at the Cajundome Convention Center with featured speaker Myron Rolle.

Rolle, a 2009 Rhodes Scholar and 2010 NFL draft prospect will discuss the importance of athletes receiving a solid education off the field and in the classroom.

The weekend concludes on Sept. 6 with a Doubles Tennis Challenge at City Club at River Ranch.

Event organizer and RCAF Board Member, Curtis Hollinger organized this fundraiser in an effort to empower elite athletes to become better students and achieve academic excellence.

“ We want to showcase and celebrate excellence in athletics and education,” Hollinger said. “We hope to accomplish this by exposing our elite athletes to the many life opportunities available based on high academic achievement. The money we raise will help fund academic support services, programs and initiatives within the UL Lafayette Athletic Department.”

For a complete schedule of the weekend events, visit ullafayettefoundation.org

Sponsorships are still available for businesses and individuals. For more information on becoming a sponsor, please contact Curtis Hollinger at 337-233-1471 or send an email to hserveology@cox.net.

For more information on how to take part in the Golf Challenge, Breakfast Forum or Doubles Tennis Challenge, please contact Bayou City Events, LLC at 281-217-4071 or terri@bayoucityevents.net.

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