Police chief turns tables as ‘celebrity waiter’ _lowres

Photo provided by Sharon Pol -- The 2015-16 LSU Golden Girls with Zachary Police Chief David McDavid, top row at right, at the ninth annual Celebrity Waiter event benefitting the Baton Rouge Children's Advocacy Center for abused children. The event held July 15 raised more than $85,000 for area programs.

Zachary Police Chief David McDavid participated in the ninth annual Celebrity Waiter event, benefiting abused children of the greater Baton Rouge area.

“More than $85,000 was raised for programs that benefit abused children throughout our parish,” said Sharon Pol, executive director of the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center. “It was another great ‘party with a purpose,’ and Chief McDavid’s participation was vital to our success.”

Over 500 guests were served drinks July 15 at L’Auberge Casino Hotel Baton Rouge by McDavid, LSU and Southern University coaches, the LSU Golden Girls and other local “celebrities” competing for tips to raise money for the effort.

“The Children’s Advocacy Center does an awesome job assisting us with our child abuse cases,” McDavid said. “I was happy to help them out in return.”

Live and silent auctions were held.

To learn about the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center, visit batonrougecac.org.