Little Troopers Benefit

A band plays music in the parking lot of the West Cal Events Center during the 2016 Little Troopers Benefit fundraiser in Sulphur.

Three Event Highlights

1. The 7th Annual Little Troopers Benefit will be held at the West Cal Event Center, 401 Arena Rd. in Sulphur on Saturday, November 4. The day is packed full of entertainment with Joe Simon and The Louisiana Cajuns, Debbie Knight’s famous impersonation of Cher, along with a remote control air show performance by members of L.A.R.K.S., a 50/50 raffle, cake walk, sweet shop, face painting, and auctions. 

2. The event starts at 7 a.m. with the registration for the Gumbo Cook-Off. Goers will be able to purchase the gumbo after the judging and presentation of awards. A Little Troopers Motorcycle Run and Car Show kicks off with registration beginning at 8 a.m. with all wheels welcome for the run. Kick stands up and starting of ignitions set for 10 a.m. Silent and bucket auctions start at 9 a.m. and a live auction will be at 2 p.m. A potato salad cook-off will also be held with participants to bring their salads in no later than 9:30 a.m. Founder and director of the event, Dennis Soileau said that the Little Troopers Benefit was formed to help support Louisiana military families by making sure that children of deployed military have a Christmas or birthday. They are a non-profit 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible.

3. Those wishing to participate in the Cup Cake War; anyone wishing to donate cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, etc. for the Sweet Shop and Cake Walk; or those wanting to donate items for the auctions or any other questions should contact Dennis Soileau  at 337-313-1096 or Rhonda Manard at 337-309-5054. Those wishing to participate in the Gumbo Cook-Off should contact Mark Soileau at 337-853-6301.

If You Decide to Go

WHEN: Gumbo cook-off registration begins at 7 a.m.; motorcycle and car show registration is at 8 a.m.; silent and bucket auctions start at 9 a.m.; potato salad cook-off contestants must have their food turned in by 9:30 a.m.; kick stands up and ignitions started at 10 a.m.; and a live auction at 2 p.m.

WHERE: The benefit will be held at the West Cal Event Center, 401 Arena Rd. in Sulphur.

ADMISSION: Free