Former and current Saints players will participate in a weekend of fishing, shooting and entertainment at the Black and Gold Classic in Grand Isle. Former Saints tackle Stan Brock hosts the event and says today teams will participate in a private shooting event and tomorrow the fishing rodeo begins at 6 a.m. He says all the proceeds go to the Green Beret Foundation and All American Caliber, groups which support veterans.
“I believe that if it wasn’t for those young men and women protecting our freedom that we wouldn’t be able to do any of these things so I think it’s kind of a fun way to raise some money for them.”
Zach Strief and other current players will also be present at the rodeo. Brock says the public is welcome to participate in the speckled trout and redfish rodeo at Bridgeside Marina and each team will be partnered with a Saints legend.
“We have prizes and we do raffles and Saturday night we have a big concert, we have a local band from the island called Butter.”
Brock says tickets are 30 bucks to enter the fishing rodeo and 10 to enter the concert. He says this is a great way to raise money for the people who sacrifice so much for our freedom.
“To understand what these guys go through and the commitment that they’ve made to protect our freedom, I think the very least I that I can do is try and pull together some of my buddies and have a good time.”
To enter in the rodeo visit blackandgoldclassic.com/Louisiana/registration.