Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: March 14, 2013
HAMMOND – Former football players and fans of Southeastern Louisiana University now have
the opportunity to continue their Lion legacy by commemorating their time as an athlete
with a personalized name plate as a locker sponsor.
For a $300 donation the Lion Athletic Association will display a plaque showing the donor's name, jersey number, years played, position, and hometown. Fans may also honor a former Lion student-athlete with a $300 donation. There may be multiple sponsorships per locker.
Funds raised in the drive will be used for improvement of the football locker room that student-athletes use on a near-daily basis.
"It is both an honor and privilege to be able to give back in a small way to something that was so large in my life. Southeastern football allowed me to take the second step in my childhood dream of playing in the NFL," said Billy Andrews of Clinton, a 1966 graduate who later played 11 seasons with the Cleveland Browns.
A more recent alumnus, 2012 graduate Robert Alford, expressed his gratitude to the university as well.
"Southeastern helped me with my education by providing the tools necessary to succeed. They made sure that we had access to tutors and study hall whenever we needed them, and they worked closely with my adviser to ensure my success in the classroom," said Alford, who recently participated in the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine and now awaits his dream of being in the NFL draft. "Southeastern also helped me become a better athlete. The coaches will expect and take nothing less than 150 percent from you."
For more information on the Lion Locker Legacy Sponsorship program, contact the LAA at 985-549-5091 or email email@example.com.