The Tiger Athletic Foundation is reviving its Tiger Tour, and football coach Ed Orgeron is scheduled to attend all but one of the events.
The seven-stop tour began Monday in Bossier City and resumes next Monday in Lafayette. It hits Lake Charles (Tuesday) and the Northshore (May 11) before arriving in Baton Rouge on May 15.
Each stop includes a dinner and silent auction. The Baton Rouge event will be held at Lod Cook Alumni Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 each, and tables of 10 range from $600-$900. Tickets are available at lsutaf.org/events. Proceeds pay for the three-course dinner while also funding scholarships for students in the area to attend LSU, said Beth Tope, event coordinator for the Greater Baton Rouge LSU Alumni Chapter.
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Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. before the speaking portion of the event begins at 7 p.m. The Baton Rouge stop is different from the others in that Orgeron’s two coordinators — and not Orgeron himself — will be in attendance. Offensive coordinator Matt Canada and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda are scheduled to speak along with basketball coaches Will Wade and Nikki Fargas, gymnastics coach D-D Breaux and athletic director Joe Alleva.
About 120 tickets have been sold to the Baton Rouge event, Tope said, with a goal of 200. The Tiger Tour finishes with stops in Thibodaux (May 25) and Jackson, Mississippi (June 6).
ESPN Radio has organized two July stops in New Orleans and Monroe featuring Orgeron and, potentially, area high school coaches. The events, both football-focused, are not run by TAF.
Tiger Tour stops
- Monday: Le Pavillon, Lafayette
- May 9: L’Auberge Casino Resort, Lake Charles
- May 11: Southern Hotel, Covington
- May 15: Lod Cook Alumni Center, Baton Rouge
- May 25: Thibodaux Regional Wellness Center, Thibodaux
- June 6: Jackson Country Club, Jackson, Mississippi
- *July 27: TBD, New Orleans
- *TBD: TBD, Monroe
- *Not officially part of the Tiger Tour as they are organized by ESPN Radio
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