BREC’s Coaches Challenge Field Day is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Olympia Stadium, 7211 Perkins Road.

The Coaches Challenge is designed to provide a recreational opportunity for teams to win prize money for their school. Most schools are in need of financial assistance for proper equipment and often rely on fundraising or ticket sales to do so, a news release from BREC said. Teams will compete for the grand prize, a $500 Red Stick Sports gift card.

Local high school athletes and coaches from East Baton Rouge Parish will compete in a series of field day events. Teams who registered will represent sports including volleyball, baseball, cross country, football and basketball.

Events will include tug of war, wheelbarrow race, egg and spoon relay, water balloon toss and an obstacle course. A “Kidz Zone” section, adjacent to the field, will feature inflatables and table games for children.

The event is free to attend, and concessions will be sold.

For more information, call (225) 272-9200, ext. 400 or visit

Winner of CASA playhouse fundraiser named Sunday

The winner of the Capital Area CASA Association’s annual Casas for CASA playhouse fundraiser will be announced Sunday during an event at the Mall of Louisiana. CASA, which operates the Court Appointed Special Advocates program in the Baton Rouge area, will end the fundraising campaign during its Kids Day program from noon to 5 p.m.

LSU’s mascot, Mike the Tiger, will be on hand.

The free event features safety and wellness exhibits along with activities and entertainment.

Raising Cane’s at the Mall of Louisiana will also host a fundraiser during Kids Day, with 15 percent of the day’s proceeds to benefit CASA.

Capital Area CASA Association’s mission is to advocate for timely placement of children in permanent, safe and stable homes.

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; or email, or ddenstorff@ Deadline: noon Monday.