The Black & Gold Gala brought together more than 700 members of the Jefferson Parish business community for a one-of-a-kind experience. Proceeds benefit the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce in accomplishing its mission to encourage business growth, provide resources and enhance partnerships to support a thriving community. Ochsner Health served as the presenting sponsor.
The extravagant Black & Gold Gala took advantage of its surroundings at the New Orleans Saints Training Field, with black and gold decor, dimmed overhead lighting and lounge areas to transform the facility into a luxurious and elegant party on the turf. Jefferson Chamber of Commerce President Ruth Lawson spoke at what was the first gala since she assumed the role of president.
Legends Catering provided Cajun favorite foods, such as gumbo, shrimp and grits and other hors d’oeuvres. Patrons also enjoyed an open bar and champagne bar.
Guests enjoyed auction games such as a “punch wall,” live entertainment by The Mixed Nuts, dancing, casino card games, networking opportunities and much more. A 360-degree photo booth allowed patrons to snap pictures with the Saints’ Lombardi trophy.
The silent auction featured more than 80 items, including a popular LSU-themed Blue Dog art piece by George Rodrgue and a private crawfish boil from Mr. Mudbug. A “Follow Your Saints” package included a two-night stay in the Saints hotel, two pre-game sideline passes and two Southwest Airlines domestic roundtrip flight tickets.