28th Annual Louisiana Legends Gala held May 3

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
2018 Louisiana Legends - Thomas Chance, D-D Breaux, Sybil Morial, James Elrod, and Ted Jones.

Over 400 guests attended the 28th Annual Louisiana Legends Awards Gala presented by Friends of LPB on May 3 at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol. This year’s honorees were D-D Breaux, LSU Gymnastics Coach and 2014 & 2017 National Coach of the Year, Thomas Chance, Technology Entrepreneur, James Elrod, CEO of Willis-Knighton Health System, Ted Jones, former Chief Lobbyist for the State of Louisiana and Sybil Morial, Advocate, Author and Community Leader. The Legends Gala program will air on Sunday, May 20 at 5 p.m. and Friday, May 25 at 8 p.m. on LPB and on Sunday, May 27 at 5 p.m. on WLAE in New Orleans.

In honor of the Legends, Governor John Bel Edwards proclaimed May 3, 2018 as Louisiana Legends Day in the State of Louisiana.

The evening began with a private reception hosted by Honorary Co-Chair, First Lady Donna Edwards at the Governor’s Mansion for the honorees, their special guests and major sponsors of the Gala. The celebration continued at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol with an elaborate champagne cocktail reception and buffet.

Major sponsors for the event, included Gala Benefactors Louisiana Lottery Corporation, RoyOMartin, Willis-Knighton Health System, and Gala Stars Acadian Companies, the William Doré Family, Friends of D-D Breaux, Goss Wealth Management, Bo Harris Wealth Management, Kennedy Companies, Peggy and David Murphy, The Mystick Krewe of Louisianians, Bubba Oustalet Automotive Group, Paragon Casino Resort, Team Automotive Group and the University of Louisiana Lafayette.

Begun in 1990, the Louisiana Legends Awards Gala is a fundraising and public awareness project that helps fund the many fine instructional, educational and cultural programs that LPB provides throughout the year.

For more information please visit or to learn more about Louisiana Legends.

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