New LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron, a former Northwestern State football standout who began his coaching career with the Demons, is the featured guest Friday, May 5, at NSU Athletics’ 2017 Legends Gala.
The sixth annual event, benefitting the Demons Unlimited Foundation (DUF), will be staged in Natchitoches for the first time. Orgeron will be joined in the spotlight by many of the other 20 NSU sports standouts spotlighted since the inaugural Legends event in 2012, said Dr. Haley Taitano, executive director of the DUF and associate athletics director at NSU.
Guests can join Orgeron at a 5 p.m. VIP Cocktail Hour at the new Chateau St. Denis Hotel at 751 Second Street in downtown Natchitoches. At 6 p.m., the event shifts across Second Street to the Natchitoches Events Center, where a dinner, auction and Legends panel discussion will ensue, followed by Orgeron as the featured speaker.
Individual tickets are $75 including access to the Legends VIP Cocktail Hour featuring Orgeron and the Legends dinner, auction and program, which is $50 to those not attending the Cocktail Hour.