LSU LAW STUDENTS CONTINUE TRADITION WITH CHARITY FOOTBALL GAME
While the rest of the world rambles about Tom Brady and the Patriot Dynasty, the LSU Law School students will once again put down the law books and don their shoulder pads, helmets, and pom-poms to raise money for the American Cancer Society in the upcoming Barrister’s Bowl XIII.
The game, which kicks off Saturday, February 18th, at 12:30pm at BREC’s Memorial Stadium, is the result of the hard work, time, and effort put in by the LSU Law Football Club and its Commissioner, Taylor Hunter (LSU ’13, LSU Law ’17). This is Hunter’s second year as Commissioner. Last year, with vice chancellor, dean, and longtime professor, Cheney Joseph succumbing to cancer, Hunter decided to donate to the American Cancer Society in honor of “Cheney Joe.” Hunter applauds the program and all who make it happen, stating, “It definitely takes a village.”
After a successful event last year, the LSU Law Football Club decided again to donate its proceeds to the American Cancer Society in honor of Professor Joseph. “Our 1L year was Cheney Joe’s last full year,” says Hunter, “many of us had him and we really felt like he embodied what it meant to be a tiger and member of the LSU Law community.”
A big thanks goes out to sponsors and volunteers: Campus Federal, Acadian Ambulance, referees, The Tadda Law Firm, ArchitectniX, Jackson Hole Moose Rugby, Uncle Earl’s Bar, and Fred’s Bar. Additional thanks goes out to St. Thomas More Catholic High School (Lafayette), McKinley High School (Baton Rouge), and Scotlandville Magnet High School (Baton Rouge) who generously donated equipment. Without these and other sponsors, the tradition could not continue.
After a four-year winning streak, Gold has finally evened-up the rivalry, 6-6. Purple team has struggled to find solid leadership in recent years, so they sought out esteemed intermural flag football player-coach, Wayne “Jack” Zerignue, III to lead. Zeringue is excited for the opportunity and confident in his team. He states, “Coaching a team with a losing streak presented a great opportunity; an opportunity to inspire change. This year's group is primed and ready to go, like we've never seen before. The goal is a title, and we're going to take it home.”
If you are interested in assisting with the event by making a donation, please contact Either Chris Ortte firstname.lastname@example.org or Taylor Hunter email@example.com
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