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Meet the Clydesdales at Horses, Hops and Cops

Posted By Jennifer Kelley, Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, Wednesday, February 1, 2017

NEW  ORLEANS,  LA.  January  31,  2017 –  The  Louisiana  Hospitality  Foundation  and  Budweiser  present the annual Horses, Hops and Cops fundraiser scheduled for Monday, February 20, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. As in past years, the event will be held at the N.O.P.D. Mounted Unit horse stables in New Orleans City Park. The event is free for all ages to attend. 


Southern  Eagle  Sales  and  Service,  the  New  Orleans-­‐area  Budweiser  distributor,  continues  to  partner with the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation to co-­‐produce the event, which raises money for the N.O.P.D. Mounted Unit.  


Attendees  will  enjoy  live  music  from  The  Wiseguys,  food  and  beverages  including  Budweiser  and Coca-­‐Cola products, arts and craft vendors, children’s face painting and the opportunity to have a professional photo taken with a Budweiser Clydesdale horse. There will also be an on-­‐site raffle for a chance to win a ride for two on the Budweiser Clydesdale wagon in the 2017 Krewe of Argus Mardi Gras day parade (winner and guest must be 21 or older to ride – food, drink and throws are provided.) 


For  the  first  time  ever,  a  limited  number  of  VIP  experience  tickets  will  go  on  sale  this  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 10:00am CST. The VIP experience will provide guests with early entry  to  the  event,  a  private  guided  tour  with  a  Clydesdales  horse  trainer,  and  a  gift  bag  including  a  t-­‐shirt,  $5  in  event  food  and  beverage  tickets,  a  PJ’s  Coffee  travel  tumbler  with coupon,  and  a  Zatarain’s  gift  item,  valued  at  $60.00.  Tickets  can  be  purchased  at  http://www.gambitweekly.com/hops.  


Local business partners who are helping to make this event successful include Southern Eagle Sales  and  Service,  Reinhart  Foodservice,  Coca-­‐Cola,  PJ’s  Coffee  of  New  Orleans,  Derby  on  Fulton, Zatarain’s, Drago’s Seafood Restaurant, Pat Farrell’s Famous Smoked Chicken, Entercom Radio,  Gambit  Weekly,  Ameri-­‐Print,  Perfect  Picture  Photo  Booth  and  JeffersonParishParent.com. 


Proceeds from the event will support the NOPD Mounted Unit and the department’s new horse-­‐breeding program. Two pregnant mares and a stud horse were recently purchased from the Louisiana State Prison at Angola’s horse-­‐breeding program, and the foals are due in late spring 2017. The NOPD Mounted Unit is a vital resource in helping deter criminal activity in the City of New Orleans. 

“Our  goal  is  to  expand  the  size  and  the  reach  of  the  Mounted  Unit  so  that  the  horses  and  officers are able to patrol additional areas on a regular basis,” said Superintendent Michael S. Harrison.  “Right  now  the  horses  are  primarily  used  to  patrol  the  French  Quarter  and  Central  Business District. We hope to continue to develop the division so that the Mounted Unit will be able to become an integral part of neighborhoods around the city.” 
Visit  http://www.HorsesHopsAndCops.com  for  more  information  and  additional  announcements. 


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About Louisiana Hospitality Foundation 
Founded in 2006, the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation’s mission is to strengthen Louisiana’s hospitality industry through support of individuals within the community. We do this by supporting workforce development programs directly related to our industry; providing access to culinary and hospitality education; working to ensure a positive perception of Louisiana’s hospitality industry; and providing financial assistance and/or guidance to people in the hospitality industry during times of crisis. 
Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed over $1.4 million in support of its mission. These funds are raised through signature fundraising events including Horses, Hops and Cops, the Capital One Bank Champions Club at Zurich Classic, the Gold Medal Chefs Gala, the Red Stick Food Festival and the Louisiana Seafood Festival.  


Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LouisianaHospitalityFoundation and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lahospfound, and for additional information visit 
http://www.louisianahospitality.org. 

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