Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans’

Fundraiser Needs the Jackson from your pocket

// March 16th, 2010 // Comments Off // Uncategorized

2010 Kiteboarder Crossing Tshirt

2010 Kiteboarder Crossing Tshirt

Auction Party at Southern Yacht Club Friday, March 19th @ 6:30pm
This is open to the public!

Time is running out! Making preparations to cross the lake this weekend. As it stands, of the five kiteboarders in addition to myself crossing the lake. Two kiteboardering participants have had to drop out to conflicts and injuries. I do have to give a hand to Mark, a kiteboarding participant from Miami who raised over $1,000 for the LLS.

Donate TODAY! KiteboarderCrossing.com

This weekend, the weather has the potential to provide the right conditions:

High pressure will build in behind this front on Thursday and remain over the region through Friday. This high will shift toward the eastern Seaboard Saturday…as a low pressure system forms in the plains. As the low tracks to the east…a cold front will sweep through the coastal waters Saturday night.
Saturday
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Lake waters choppy. Slight chance of showers.
Saturday Night
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 15 to 20 knots after Midnight. Lake waters choppy to rough. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

DONATE tODAY

// February 26th, 2010 // Comments Off // Uncategorized

My fundraising effort, aka The Kiteboarder Crossing has blown up into it’s very own organized event. As part of the 2010 New Orleans Leukemia Cup Regatta, I’m again a non-sailing fundraising participant and organizing mayhem. This year will be a kiteboarder race across Lake Pontchartrain, this lake spans approximately 24 miles. Various kiteboarders from the Nola/MS and a couple guys from Miami area have expressed an interest in fundraising a couple bucks and racing across the lake for a great cause!

DONATE TODAY, NOT TOMORROW! at http://www.KiteboarderCrossing.com

Stay posted as this all begins to come together in the month of March!

2009 LCR Chase Boat Crew

2009 LCR Chase Boat Crew

Lombardi Gras

// February 11th, 2010 // Comments Off // Uncategorized

Lombardi Gras

If you were in New Orleans on this day and you didn’t leave your home! Shame on you…. An estimated 800,000 people came out for New Orleans Saints Lombardi Gras! Starting the afternoon out with the boys, we began our original spot near Lee Circle, however, this proved to be over populated 2 hours before the start of the parade time. Moving over to Convention Center Blvd., we claimed our turf only to become over run as the hours progressed in the wicked cold wind. This was truly a night to remember…. If I could have bottled the energy from this crowd, this country wouldn’t be experiencing a cold front on the east coast!

Convention Center Blvd.

Convention Center Blvd.

Brees float

Superbowl + Carnivals = Parade time

// February 9th, 2010 // Comments Off // Uncategorized

Joan of Arc

After the chaotic aftermath of what an estimated 106 million individuals witnessed on Sunday is nothing short of the more fascinating Superbowl games in recent past. To understand the depth, magnitude, and emotion in this city, you first have to immerse yourself in it. Monday, fans still roamed the streets screaming “Who Dat” with just as much enthusiasm as on Sunday night, however just a lot more horse and a slight squeal to it. Sunday night after the win, picture a city grid-locked in a joyous but chaotic traffic jam, people dancing in the streets and on top of their cars (some even moving). Chaos….

To Superbowl or to Revel? Both

// February 5th, 2010 // Comments Off // Uncategorized

NFC championship 2010

Sidenote: The Real Fans was filmed in the place I’m currently living in.

In New Orleans, Rise Of Saints Symbolic Of City
by Debbie Elliott (NPR News)

“This might help you understand just how big the Super Bowl is in the Big Easy: some of New Orleans’ finest restaurants are closing on Sunday evening.

And on the first big weekend of Carnival, parades have been rescheduled around the big game, which matches New Orleans’ beloved Saints against the Indianapolis Colts.

And while voters here are choosing a mayor Saturday, even mayoral candidate Mitch Landrieu is still reveling in that overtime field goal that sent the Saints to Miami.

“Everybody without thinking about it reached out and held their neighbors’ hands and the entire stadium was holding hands at the time that that ball actually went through the uprights,” Landrieu recalls. “It was extraordinary. One of the greatest moments of my life. It was cathartic.”

For many, their team’s long climb to the Super Bowl is symbolic of New Orleans’ ongoing struggle to recover from Hurricane Katrina.

Fans here have been wandering in the football desert for more than 40 years. They donned paper bags for a while — about the same time the paper-bag-masked Unknown Comic was a fixture on The Gong Show — but the “Aints” of old are no more.

Now it’s a Who Dat nation…”

For the rest of this article, click!

Party, Fundraising, & Fighting Blood Cancer Season…

// January 28th, 2010 // Comments Off // Uncategorized

Leukemia Cup Regatta

Sunday, January 31st at 4pm Southern Yacht Club at the West End in New Orleans will host the kick-off PARTY for this FUNDRAISING Regatta! Early registration instantly enters you into a raffle for four club tickets and a parking pass for the Hornets vs. Grizzlies game on March 3rd (valued @ $620!)
Food and drinks
Fundraising demo and help
Chris Welch from Morning Light will speak about his experience in the Transpac Race, and we’ll show the movie on our big screen

The New Orleans Leukemia Cup Regatta will take place March 19-21 on the southshore at New Orleans & Southern Yacht Clubs in New Orleans, LA as well as on the northshore at Pontchartrain Yacht Club in Mandeville, LA. For more information visit New Orleans Leukemia Cup Regatta

Sunny day

// January 21st, 2010 // Comments Off // Uncategorized

Mardi Gras on its way

Mardi Gras on its way

Today, NOLA hit the upper 70′s and it sure felt like it. Sunny and warm, the city is jacked up and anxious for the weekend to get here. It can’t come soon enough. A buzz in the air, you almost wouldn’t even imagine that there will be a Mardi Gras going on because for the most part, everyone is talking “The Saints”! Check out this little pic from a bike ride taken in the Quarter this afternoon.