Thursday, May 29, 2014

LRA Northshore Chapter presents 2nd Annual "Serve It Up for Education" beach volleyball tournament

The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) Northshore Chapter’s second annual beach volleyball tournament, “Serve It Up for Education,” will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Digs Volleyball Complex, 700 Winward Drive in Covington, beginning at 10 a.m.

Celebrating summertime with great food, drinks and beach volleyball, the public is invited to watch the action, or participate themselves.

Teams of four can be purchased for $400; each team must be co-ed, with at least one female participating. Individual tickets for spectators can be purchased at the gate the day of the event for $35 per person. There will be three divisions for the volleyball tournament: beginner, intermediate and open. The beginner and intermediate division winners will receive prizes; the open division winner will receive a $1,500 cash prize.

All registration and entry gate fees include food from Northshore restaurants such as Morton’s Seafood Restaurant, Acme Oyster House and Mellow Mushroom, just to name a few. Attendees will beat the heat with beverages from Community Coffee, PJ’s Coffee, Glazer’s of Louisiana, Republic National Distributing Company, Champagne Beverage, Evamor, Coca-Cola and Crescent Crown.

The proceeds from “Serve It Up” benefit the LRA Northshore Chapter’s annual LRA Education Foundation (LRAEF) goal. The LRAEF, in turn, will use monies raised to further promote the restaurant industry as a career choice through its ProStart® program, enhance the restaurant community through expanded educational and career opportunities and provide scholarships to individuals pursuing culinary arts and restaurant management degrees.

“This is a different kind of fundraiser,” said LRA Northshore Chapter President Alan Guilbeau. “What better way to help the LRAEF’s cause of educating the future of our industry than enjoying the great outdoors with the traditional summer pastime of beach volleyball? The delicious food is an added bonus.”

For more information, contact LRA Chapter Member Services Coordinator Jodi Williams,, (504) 454-2277.

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