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

Percy Sledge LIVE at Tournament of the Stars Scholarship Fundraiser

LAKE CHARLES, La. (June 22, 2012)-The Tournament of the Stars will host their annual scholarship fundraiser Sunday, July 29, at the Lake Charles Civic Center beginning at 7 p.m. featuring guest artist Percy Sledge.

Each year, the board of directors and staff of the Tournament of the Stars select individuals or companies that exemplify the courage, strength and resolve required to be more than just ordinary. Honorees are chosen based on their commitment to community and service to others that goes above and beyond the expected.

This year's honoree is Mrs. Pearl Cole, executive director of Abraham's Tent. Cole picks up her banner every day for the service of others and is an outstanding community pioneer. She has served the homeless and hungry for more than 23 years and embodies the spirit of hope.

Tickets for this special occasion will be $75 per person, and dinner will be included. The money raised will go to Calcasieu Parish high school graduates for their pursuit of a college degree.

For more information or to reserve your tickets, please call 337-491-1466. Tickets can also be purchased for the tournament by visiting