As a way of showing gratitude and appreciation for our local teachers, New Orleans VooDoo suite owner Darius Shad of Techcrane donated his suite tickets to Ella Dolhonde Elementary School's teachers and staff for Sunday's game versus the Philadelphia Soul.
Dolhonde teachers participated in the first annual Preauxs versus
Jeauxs Charity Flag Football Event on January 27, and helped raise over
$5,000 for the charitable cause. More than half of the proceeds went to
Ella Dolhonde to purchase books for its new library.
Of the money raised at the event, Techcrane owner Darius Shad donated $1,000 to the cause.
mother is a former public school teacher and as a result, I have a lot
of love and admiration for our teachers," said Shad. "When I found out I
would not be able to attend the game, I wanted to give the suite to the
teachers. They worked very hard to make Preauxs versus Jeauxs a success
and deserve to be rewarded."
versus Jeauxs featured two flag football games with Ella Dolhonde
teachers and Dolls being divided up into two teams for the first game.
The Dolls and teachers had two practices leading up to the flag football
game, and come game time, the competitiveness between both squads was
Monogram Express (gray) was heavily favored in the game, but it was
Team VooDooStuff.com (blue) pulling the upset with an 18-6 victory.
VooDooStuff.com was led by VooDoo Doll Brittney H. by completing
11-of-13 pass for 97 yards and 3 touchdowns.
was a great event for the New Orleans VooDoo to give back our local
community and have a lot of fun in the process," said VooDoo Vice
President Brandon Rizzuto, who served as offensive coordinator of Team
VooDooStuff.com. "The Dolls and teachers had a blast and so did all the
staff and players that were involved. The event could not have been a
success without people like Darius Shad, seeing a need to help our local
schools. We hope to make this an annual event, helping out our schools
in the area fundraise for specific needs that will enhance education."