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Friends of Lafourche Drug Court Foundation to hold annual fundraiser Sept. 25

Friends of Lafourche Drug Court Foundation to hold annual fundraiser Sept. 25

Friends of the Lafourche Drug Court Foundation will hold its 10th Annual Benefit Dinner on Thursday, September 25 in Raceland. The event will take place at El Cajun La Mex Restaurant, located at 2639 Highway 182 in Raceland and will begin with a cash bar and social at 6 p.m., followed by dinner being served at 7 p.m.

Mike Detiller and Jennifer Hale will be the guest speakers for the fundraiser. Detiller, who lives in Raceland, is editor and publisher of Mike Detillier's NFL Draft Report. He's also the host of Saints on the Bayou on HTV, the college and pro football analyst for WWL 870 AM Radio in New Orleans, a sports columnist for several newspapers and Web sites, and a frequent guest on radio and television programs across the country.

Sports Illustrated named Detillier the “Best Unknown Sports Voice in America” in 2006.

Hale is an anchor/reporter for WVUE Fox in New Orleans, as well as a sideline reporter for the NFL on Fox and New Orleans Pelicans broadcasts on Fox Sports. Hale, a resident of New Orleans, has won multiple Emmy, Edward R. Murrow and Associated Press awards for both her sports and news coverage, and she published her first book in 2009.

Two graduates of Lafourche Parish Drug Treatment Court will also be present to speak about the program, their experience, and the positive manner in which it has affected their lives.

The dress code for the event is “cool, casual, and festive”.

This event is the primary annual fundraiser of the Lafourche Parish Drug Court Foundation. The non-profit foundation utilizes the financial support of generous citizens and businesses of Lafourche Parish to support the Lafourche Parish Drug Treatment Court Program.

Individual tickets for the benefit dinner are available for $100, and additional sponsorship levels are also available. Advance ticket purchase is required, and the deadline to purchase tickets is September 12. To purchase tickets, or for more information, please contact Dana Mahler Adams at (985) 326-3678.

Donations are accepted at the annual fundraiser but can also be made year-round. Anyone wishing to donate or become a member of the foundation can visit the website, www.friendsofdrugcourt.net, or email questions to info@friendsofdrugcourt.net.