Breaux, Foundation 56 to Host 'Tailgate for the Fight'

Bradie James (left) was presented a check at the 2012 Etta James Memorial meet.
Bradie James (left) was presented a check at the 2012 Etta James Memorial meet.
Chris Parent (@chrisparent)
Jake Terry (@LSUjake)
Jake Terry (@LSUjake)
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BATON ROUGE - Former LSU football great Bradie James and his organization, Foundation 56, along with LSU gymnastics coach D-D Breaux will host the annual "Tailgate for the Fight" Thursday, March 7 from 6-9 p.m. in the Stadium Club inside Tiger Stadium.

The tailgate will be full of fun, food and spirited auction bidding throughout the event.

Auction items include a Jackson Hole Travel Package, an LSU gymnastics "Purple and Gold" quilt, autographed sports packages and many more great items.

Admission to the event is only $56, and all money raised will go toward the fight against breast cancer in the Baton Rouge community.

To purchase tickets and RSVP please call 225-578-8960 or e-mail

The event serves as a tailgate party for the sixth annual Etta James Memorial gymnastics meet on March 8 between LSU and SEC foe Alabama. The meet will begin at 7 p.m. in the Maravich Center.

Etta James Memorial committee members include Annie Alleva, D-D Breaux, Sylvia Duke, Gail Gaiennie, Debbie Heroman, Tammye "Ya'el" Lofton, Elise Kaufman, Aimee Simon, Lois Stuckey, and Sandy Young.

Foundation 56 was founded by James, who lost his mother, Etta, to breast cancer in 2002. Since that time James has made a personal pledge to help in the fight against the disease. James began the Foundation 56/Soul Survivors Fund with the specific purpose of supporting breast cancer awareness and screenings.

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