Southeastern Lady Lions choose "Bunko" scooter winner
Contact: Rene Abadie
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RIDING WITH PRIDE – Paul Simoneaux of Hammond was the winner of the Cali 50 scooter raffled by PRIDE as part of the Southeastern Louisiana University Lady Lions’ support and mentoring group’s annual Bunko for Basketball scholarship fundraiser. From left, are Big Easy Scooters and Cycles owners Allen and Mercedes Harvey, Simoneaux, Lady Lion Head Basketball Coach Lori Davis Jones and PRIDE member Bobby Carter, coordinator of the scooter raffle. The scooter was donated for the raffle by Michael and Denise Holly.
HAMMOND – Paul Simoneaux of Hammond was the winner of the Cali 50 scooter raffled by PRIDE (Positive Role Models Involved in the Development of Excellence), the Southeastern Louisiana University Lady Lion basketball team’s support and mentoring organization.
The winning ticket for the scooter was drawn at PRIDE’s Bunko for Basketball scholarship fundraiser held in early May.
An active supporter of Southeastern athletics, Simoneaux, who has been a member of the university’s Department of Teaching and Learning faculty for 12 years, purchased his ticket at a Southeastern home baseball game. His winning ticket was one of 936 sold for the scooter, which was donated to PRIDE by Michael and Denise Holly of Hammond in memory of Michael Holly’s father, Floyd, who coached high school girls basketball. The scooter was purchased from Big Easy Scooters and Cycles in New Orleans.
The $4,680 in raffle ticket sales contributes to the $21,650 raised by 2011 Bunko for Basketball. Proceeds go to the Southeastern Development Foundation to fund the PRIDE Scholarship, which provides Lady Lion basketball student-athletes with financial support for post sports eligibility coursework.