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Special Events

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Holy Cross Special Events at a Glance
Thank you to all of our volunteer leadership, corporate sponsors, faculty, staff, administration and committees that helped make our special events a success this past school year.  We invite you to come be a part of our special event committees. Our committees work very hard on putting on the most entertaining and family fun events throughout the year. Our doors are open for new volunteers because there is something for everyone.
The following events are put on by the Advancement Special Events Team which includes parent and alumni relations.  All proceeds from the following events benefit the school's operating budget and are spent in the same year the funds are raised.
Holy Cross versus Jesuit Rivalry Game and Tailgate
This special event is put on by a joint committee between Holy Cross Advancement and Athletics and Jesuit Advancement and Athletics Offices. Special thanks to presenting sponsor Home Bank! This highly anticipated game is one of the oldest high school football rivalries in the country.  This game celebrates with over 20,000 spectators to the tailgate and game activities.
When: Fall
Where: Holy Cross
Who to contact to volunteer: Jenny Lacoste and Dean Arnett '82
Family Day
Raffle Ticket Committee Chair: Edna Klein
This fun filled event brings together the entire Holy Cross community.  Faculty, staff, parents, students, grandparents, alumni, past parents and friends all join together for a day of food, entertainment, games and activities under the oaks.
When: Late Summer
Where: Holy Cross
Who to contact to volunteer: Jenny Lacoste 
Holy Cross Fishing Rodeo
Committee Chair: Stephen Breaux '94
Special thanks to presenting sponsor International Coffee Corporation!
Our annual fishing rodeo at Hopedale Marina featured over 100 sportsman throwing their reels in to compete for coveted awards. Spectators, fishing enthusiasts and friends traveled to the water for fun and fellowship in the name of Holy Cross.
When: Summer
Where: Hopedale Marina
Who to contact to volunteer:Dean Arnett '82
Committee Chairs: Michelle and Remy Donnelly '95
Special thanks to presenting sponsors Business First Bank and patron party sponsor Velvet Cactus!
This elegant evening of bayou charm featured more than 14 restaurants served delectable foods, fine beverages and silent auction, live entertainment by Rockin Dopsie and emceed by our very own Jay Galle '82.
When: Spring
Where: Holy Cross
Who to contact to volunteer: Jenny Lacoste 
Golf Tournament
Committee Chair: Ryan Landry
Special thanks to presenting sponsor Cain Construction.
Our annual golf tournament at Bayou Oaks featured two flights of golf all competing for coveted awards, putting contests to benefit the Holy Cross Golf Team, and more than a dozen restaurants feeding spectators, golf enthusiasts and friends under the pavillion.
When: Fall
Where: Bayou Oaks Golf Course at City Park
Who to contact to volunteer:Dean Arnett '82
Christmas Luncheon
Committee Chair: Mary Olivio
This highly anticipated event combines the spirit of the holiday season and retail therapy. Featuring more than 20 exhibitors, fine food and beverages and silent auction.
When: Fall
Where: Holy Cross
Who to contact to volunteer: Jenny Lacoste 
Alumnus of the Year
Committee Chairs: Bill Chauvin '70 and Glenn Dubroc '82
Special thanks to our anonymous presenting sponsor!
An elegant evening honoring our most outstanding Alumnus of the Year. 
When: Spring
Where: Holy Cross
Who to contact to volunteer::Dean Arnett '82
Alumni Induction & Senior Mentor Lunch Program
Committee Chairs: Jack Serigne '97 and Greg Orkus '06
Special thanks to our Alumni Association for their sponsorship of the program!
When: Throughout the school year with the Induction Ceremony in Spring
Where: Holy Cross
Who to contact to volunteer:Dean Arnett '82