Eat boiled shrimp, help Thibodaux High soccer
Tue. February 26, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. | By Kelly McElroy/Staff Writer
Thibodaux residents, and those who also live and work nearby, can get a belly full of boiled shrimp and help two local high-school soccer programs at the same time on March 22.
The Thibodaux High School boys and girls soccer programs will be raising money through a shrimp boil on (Friday) March 22 at the school's stadium.
Lunch (beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m.) and dinner plates (beginning at 5 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m.) are available for $10 each, and lunch deliveries, designed to be sent to local businesses, will be available on orders of 10 or more plates.
To place orders, call Thibodaux High at 447-4071.
The school will also benefit. Money made will be split in half between the soccer programs and the school.
"We are doing lunch and dinner," Thibodaux boys soccer coach Arthur "Putt" Bernard said. "People can either call and order or just show up (at the stadium). The big hook is that for lunch orders of 10 or more, we deliver. We do deliveries to businesses around the area. You can call the school to place orders."
It's the third year for the shrimp boil.
"It has been very successful," Bernard said. "We use this to purchase equipment and uniforms and help with field upkeep. We get our parents to help with deliveries for lunch, and the kids help out with the supper shift after they get out of class. We are trying to get the word out on this."
Lady Tigers coach Katie Bilello said the shrimp boil is important to the soccer programs at Thibodaux.
"Over the last few years we have been working very hard to build a competitive soccer program here at Thibodaux, and I think that it's been evident we have been progressing by leaps and bounds," Bilello said. "To further the process, we need funds to purchase equipment, uniforms, tournament fees and other things. This shrimp boil is our major fund raiser so we would really appreciate the community supporting us."
The Tigers finished the 2012-13 season at 8-9-1 overall and 5-7 in District 7-I, and the Lady Tigers were 4-8 in district.