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Aubrey Caldwell

Born and raised in Southwest Louisiana, Aubrey adores all things, Lake Charles. She is currently the Sports Event Coordinator at Visit Lake Charles. Growing up playing sports and attending festivals and local events, she is ready to share the joys of Louisiana’s Playground as an elite destination! You can find Aubrey indulging in great food (especially during crawfish season), spending time with her family, watching sporting events, traveling, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of the Lake Area. Aubrey’s advice to all- visitors and locals alike- is to experience all the marvels and possibilities this unique region offers and take in the thrills of Louisiana’s Playground!

Where Champions are Crowned July 2024

If you want to know one thing about Southwest Louisiana, it’s that we love our sports. From the diamond to the court to the ring, this month has many opportunities to get your game on in Louisiana’s Playground! Whether you’re in for the week soaking up the sun or you’re a local looking for something…

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Where Champions Are Crowned | June 2024

Summer means one thing in Southwest Louisiana now, and it’s baseball. Here, diamonds aren’t just a girl's best friend, they’re everybody's. SWLA visitors and locals hold their diamond sports close to their hearts, and we’re becoming an epicenter of the baseball world. The Lake Charles Gumbeaux…

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Where Champions Are Crowned | May 2024

You know what time of year it is—as the weather warms up, sports in Southwest Louisiana take off! Welcome to Lake Charles, where the adrenaline-rushing excitement of sports meets the peaceful beauty of the outdoors. Located in the heart of Cajun country, every moment is an opportunity to indulge in…

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Where Champions Are Crowned March 2024

Some might say SWLA is in its sports era… March is arguably the busiest and best time of year for McNeese sports. Men's and women’s basketball is ongoing as the Cowboys still run the Southland, consistently making ESPN Top 10 and solidifying their legacy status. Baseball and softball came out…

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Where Champions Are Crowned February 2024

Only a month into 2024, and we’re already making history in Louisiana’s Playground. McNeese men’s basketball is on fire, with the longest winning streak in the country! That’s right, I’ll say it again, your Lake Charles McNeese Cowboys have the longest winning streak in the country, meaning no one…

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Where Champions Are Crowned January 2024

Louisiana’s Playground- Let’s play! It’s time to dribble, swing, throw, run, tackle, and cast into all the sporting events 2024 has to offer. With new and exciting sports opportunities for everyone to immerse themselves, the new year brings a new meaning to calling the lake area the “Sports Capital…

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Things to Do During a Sporting Tournament

Lake Charles and Sulphur, Louisiana Welcome to the Sports Capital of Louisiana! Whether you’re in town for youth, McNeese, pro, or recreational sporting events, there is always something here for everyone! From the rich culture of Southwest Louisiana, you’ll find amazing entertainment, mouthwatering…

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