Monday, January 21, 2013

VooDoo Kicks Off 2013 With Charity Event For Children

The New Orleans VooDoo kicked off the 2013 season with their second annual Preauxs vs. Jeauxs charity flag football event at Pan-American Stadium in City Park last Saturday afternoon.
The event raised money for the local Miracle League of Greater New Orleans, an organization designed to offer disabled children the chance to play in recreational sports. In all there were three flag football games to entertain a full crowd, as well as giveaways that included autographed footballs and two season tickets for 2013.
The first game pitted the VooDoo Dolls against the Ameriprise Financial women's team. Ameriprise was the presenting sponsor of the event. The first half was a grinding defensive battle with no score, but the Dolls took over the second half with a touchdown on their third trip to the red zone and a pick six. The Dolls shut out Ameriprise Financial 12-0 with the help of four turnovers. The Dolls later treated the crowd to a short performance during halftime of the third game.
The second game featured a mix of VooDoo players and children from Miracle League in a fun-for-all competition. This game featured big plays by the kids, including a 60-yard score and a 40-yard fumble return.
The marquee matchup of the afternoon was the Preauxs vs. Jeauxs with VooDoo players taking on the Ameriprise men's team. The Preauxs jumped out to an 18-0 lead in the first half, but the Jeauxs didn't quit as they cut the lead to 18-6 after an electrifying quarterback scramble in the red zone for a touchdown. The Jeauxs also had a late interception, but the Preauxs were too much for them as they finished the game with an 80-yard bomb for the game's final touchdown to make the score 26-6.
The big winners of today's event were the kids of Miracle League. The organization garnered the proceeds from ticket sales and concessions. Preauxs vs. Jeauxs was a fun family event for all ages ahead of the 2013 regular season, which begins in the New Orleans Arena on March 24.

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