The event, spearheaded by Representative Nick Lorusso and sponsored by the LRA Self Insurer’s Fund, was April 21, 2013 at LSU’s Tiger Stadium and benefited Operation Homefront Louisiana, an organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors. Lorusso currently serves in the Army Reserves with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
“I would like to thank the Louisiana Restaurant Association and its members for their generous contribution to the ‘Truce for the Troops’ flag football game,” said Rep. Lorusso. “This is a cause that is near and dear to me. The reception after the game featured great food and drinks that added to the celebratory (and bipartisan) event.”
Those restaurants and beverage companies that donated product were:
- Sammy’s Grill
- Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
- Mestizo Restaurant
- Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar
- Ruffino’s Restaurant
- Baton Rouge Coca-Cola
- Crescent Crown Distributing
The flag football game, which saw the Democrats win 28-21, was open to the public and raised $16,150 for Operation Homefront Louisiana.