LSU?tailgate party to raise funds for breast cancer foundation

Staff reports

Former LSU football star and current Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bradie James and his organization, Foundation 56, along with LSU gymnastics coach D-D Breaux will host the third annual “Tailgating for the Fight” Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 6-9 p.m. in the Stadium Club inside Tiger Stadium.

The tailgate will include food as well as a silent and live auction.

Admission to the event is $56, and all money raised will go back into the Baton Rouge community to help the fight against breast cancer.

To purchase tickets and RSVP, call 225-394-1357 or e-mail the foundation at:

Auction items include a Jackson Hole Travel Package, an LSU gymnastics “Flip for a Cure” quilt, autographed sports packages and many more great items.

The event serves as a tailgate party leading up to the fourth annual Etta James Memorial gymnastics meet between LSU and SEC rival Georgia. The meet will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18 in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, and admission is $1.

Committee members include Annie Alleva, D-D Breaux, Sylvia Duke, Gail Gaiennié, Debbie Heroman, Ya’el Lofton, Elise Kaufman, Aimee Simon, Lois Stuckey, and Sandy Young.

Foundation 56 was founded by James, who lost his mother, Etta, to breast cancer in 2002. Since that time, James has made a personal pledge to help in the fight against the disease, and he began the Foundation 56 Fund with the specific purpose of supporting breast cancer awareness and screenings in the community that supported him during his mother’s battle.