Southeastern to partner with Louisiana Children's Discovery Center for special Monday event

Thursday, August 21, 2014 Roomie jumps for joy
by: Tonya Lowentritt

ROOMIE'S READY – Southeastern Louisiana University's mascot Roomie the Lion jumps for joy that the Southland Conference Champion Lions kickoff their return to football on Aug. 30 in Strawberry Stadium. Roomie will be at the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center in Hammond on Monday, Aug. 25, from 5-7 to celebrate with the littlest Lion fans.

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University Athletics will host a special event for their littlest Lions' fans on Monday, Aug. 25, in conjunction with the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center in downtown Hammond.

Although the center is usually closed on Mondays, it will be open with free admission from 5-7 p.m. for these extra festive green and gold festivities.

Football players, cheerleaders, Lionettes and, of course, Roomie the Lion will be on hand to greet guests. Lion-themed crafts, stories and games will abound with cheer, chant and dance lessons taking place, too.

Learn how to 'Lion Up,' get autographs from the players, take plenty of pictures and win lots of fun prizes. Families are encouraged to get ready for the Lions' first home game of the 2014 season on Saturday, Aug. 30, in Strawberry Stadium.

Family pack tickets start at $180 for a family of four, and are available for all home games. Go to or call 985-549-LION for details.

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