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For more information, contact

Shelley Johnson, executive director


William Precht, media relations specialist

Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau

(337) 436-9588 or (800) 456-7952


Little Troopers 6th Annual Benefit

LAKE CHARLES, La. (Oct. 27, 2016) – For the 6th consecutive year, Little Troopers Inc. will hold its annual fundraiser to benefit the military families of Louisiana. This year’s event will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5 at the West Cal Event Center, located at 401 Arena Rd. in Sulphur, La.

The annual benefit features a full day of events and activities including a poker run and a jeep/car show beginning at 10 a.m. as well as a gumbo/potato salad cook-off with contestants serving at 11 a.m. Other events include an auction at 2 p.m., a 50/50 raffle and family-friendly activities like face-painting and a cake walk.


The event includes live entertainment from D’Elvis Ceaux & Friends, Rooster & Angie’s Karaoke and Debbie Knight as Cher. Additional food items such as hot dogs, nachos and sweets will be made available for purchase. 

The goal of the annual benefit is to raise funds to purchase Christmas presents for the children of military families. Little Troopers Inc. was formed in 2011 and as of July, 2016, the organization has received the designation as an official 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) non-profit. Donations to the organization are welcomed and can be made via GoFundMe.

“I have always had a passion for helping our Louisiana soldiers and their children. I decided to get a group of volunteers together who shared my passion for this cause. I’d like to thank God for without him, this would never have come to pass. I’d like to thank our military for their sacrifice so that we can live in a free and great country,” said Dennis Soileau, president of Little Troopers Inc.

Registration beings at 7 a.m. for the cook-off and 8 a.m. for the poker run and car show. For additional information about the event, contact Dennis Soileau at (337) 309-1096.