For additional information, contact:
Shelley Johnson, executive director
Kaylen Fletcher, public relations manager
Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
(337) 436-9588 or (800) 456-7952 

Call for Volunteers:
Tour du Rouge Coming to Sulphur

LAKE CHARLES, La. (April 2, 2013)-More than 100 cyclists will leave Houston headed for New Orleans in the 5th Annual Tour du Rouge, May 5-10, with a pit stop in Sulphur, May 6. The 533-mile cycling adventure raises awareness and money for American Red Cross services along the Gulf Coast and benefits seven Red Cross chapters, which provide support for communities in need.

Volunteers will be needed Monday-Tuesday, May 6-7, to ensure a successful event and showcase southern hospitality. There will be a variety of duties needed throughout the event in the hospitality area from set up to serving refreshments to cheering on the participants.

Volunteer times will be available in increments of 3-4 hours to allow for a steady stream of at least a dozen volunteers at any given time.

To sign up to be a volunteer, please visit or for more information, visit