This is an incredibly busy week for our pal Frenchy. First, he was off to Green Bay to paint the action of Monday Night Football as the Packers hosted the Kansas City Chiefs. Next he hits the Black & Gold Gala to support Saints’ head coach Sean Peyton and his charitable foundation, Play it Forward. On Saturday, he is set to create a live painting at Gleason Gras for one of the Black & Gold Gala’s beneficiaries, Team Gleason.
Team Gleason, the foundation created by retired New Orleans Saint and ALS survivor, Steve Gleason has a three-pronged mission:
1. Help provide individuals with neuromuscular diseases or injuries with leading edge technology, equipment and services.
2. Create a global conversation about ALS to ultimately find solutions and an end to the disease.
3. Raise public awareness toward ALS by providing and documenting extraordinary life adventures for individuals with muscular diseases or injuries.
This is Frenchy’s fourth consecutive year partnering with the charity. His work has raised over $10,000 for the foundation and he hopes his efforts this year will bump that number even higher!
This year’s event looks to be the best yet with awesome food, family fun, and killer musical performances from:
- Better Than Ezra
- Big Sam’s Funky Nation
- Flow Tibe
- 610 Stompers
- Paul Varisco and the Milestones
Come on out and see Frenchy, get some food, enjoy some great musical sets from New Orleans’ finest, and support a local hero and his awesome mission!