Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

Glow Fun Run – April 21, 2018

We are thrilled to announce our first ever Glow Fun Run organized and run by Carol Madere’s Southeastern Louisiana University’ students!  The Fun Run will take place at Southeaster’s campus on April 21st at 5:00pm. The purpose of the event is for the students to raise money for We Heart Veterans, a local 501c(3) non-profit organization focused on providing non-medical home care services for our local aging wartime veterans!  The students need your help whether it be a monetary sponsorship or a donation of goods. Here is what the students are looking for:

Sponsors for:

  • Event t-shirt
  • Food & drinks for participants at event
  • Printing of event banners
  • Awards

Race Specifics

  • 1 mile starts at 5:30
  • 2 mile at 5:50


  • Top 3 male (1&2 mile)
  • Top 3 female (1&2)
  • Top 3 kids (1 mile only)
  • Top 3 overall – 1 and 2 mile
  • Best Costume (get DRESSED UP it’s more fun!)

This would be a great opportunity for your organization to gain visibility in Hammond and especially among Southeastern students, all in the service of a very worthy cause. If you have any questions or need further information, please email ashlin.nicosia@selu.edu.

Thank you for your help!  REGISTER TODAY

Armed Forces Day Event – May 19, 2018

Spend a fun-filled day benefiting local aging wartime Veterans and their widows!

Day begins with a Sweat for Vets workout or competition bootcamp sponsored and organized by Pelican Athletic Club. The event concludes with an After Party at the Lafitte Street Market with special music, a Kidz Zone, crawfish boil and beverage stations provided by Brewed & Distilled!


  • Location: Pelican Athletic Club
  • Competition Group Begins @ 7:30am
  • Workout Group Begins @ 8:30am
  • Cost: $25/participant

After Party

  • 1:00pm – 7:oopm
  • Lafitte Street Market
  • 698 Lafitte Street; Mandeville, LA
One of our incredible local singers, Robyn Costello, of John & Robyn Acoustic Duo will be performing the National Anthem during the opening ceremony! Robyn was in Bobby Cure & the Summertime Blues for years and now performs with her husband!
Musical Lineup:
1:00pm – 2:00pm SugarBomb
2:30pm – 4:30pm Christian Serpas & Ghost Town
5:00pm- 7:00pm   Special Jam Project featuring:
*  Alex McMurry
*  Paul Sanchez
*  Joe Cabral
*  Carlo Nuccio
Don’t forget to register for “Sweat for Vets!”


Thank You Corporate Sponsors!

Jack Sutton Memorial Fishing Tournament – October 27, 2018

Fishing Tournament Flyer
Fishing Tournament Rules

We Heart Veterans is thrilled to announce our upcoming annual Fishing Tournament benefiting local aging wartime Veterans and widows of Veterans! We are once again working with Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Mandeville and Slidell, as well as Robin’s Wharf Dockside Seafood Restaurant for this fundraiser! Live entertainment, merchandise, food and beverages will be available!


Robin’s Wharf Dockside
118 Harbor View Court
Slidell, Louisiana

Day Specifics:

  • Launch: First Safe Light
  • Weigh-In: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Awards: 4:oopm
  • After Party 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Rodeo Divisions: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place awards in each division based on heaviest fish

  • Speckled Trout
  • Redfish*
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Sheepshead