Ever wanted to go to lunch and be waited on by current and former Saints football players? The New Orleans Chapter of the National Football League (NFL) Retired Players Association decided to serve up this unique dining experience on November 15.

As a fundraiser for Bridge House and Grace House foundations, the New Orleans chapter sold individual tickets at $100, and various sponsorships were also available.

Bridge House and Grace House are dedicated to providing excellent treatment and support for both men and women suffering from drug or alcohol addictions in the southeast Louisiana region.

Their services include gender-specific group and individual counseling, rehabilitation and vocational training programs – regardless of the residents’ ability to pay. Both believe their strategic advantage over other addiction-treatment programs and facilities derives from invaluable expertise and experience in their field.  

The fundraiser featured a delicious lunch with a star-studded lineup of waiters.

Among the servers were former players Deuce McAllister, Mike Mackenzie, Steve Korte, Rickey Jackson and Michael Lewis. Norm Hodgins and Ron Krajewski served as chairs.

Current players, such as defensive end Will Smith, linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar and cornerback Tracy Porter, were also in attendance. After the luncheon, a silent auction took place.

Event at a Glance
What: Fifth annual “Celebrity Waiters,” benefiting Bridge House and Grace House
When: Tuesday, November 15
Where: Marriott Hotel