2020 BIG Annual Membership Banquet
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
The Wellness Center at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
6:00 pm – Cocktails, 7:00 pm – Dinner and Program
Featuring as Keynote Speaker:
Coach D-D Breaux, LSU Gymnastics
And Presentation of the 2020 BIG Achiever Awards:
Dan Duplantis, Sr.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Platinum – Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
Gold – John Deere, LaPorte CPAs, Sealevel Construction, Hancock Whitney, Media Furrate
Silver – Bollinger Shipyards, Lori LeBlanc LLC, Synergy Bank
Bronze – Eatel Business/RTC, Lafourche Parish President Archie Chiasson, United Community Bank, Arthur J Gallagher, Duplantis Design Group, Regions Bank, Danos, Pedestal Bank, Fletcher Technical Community College, South Louisiana Bank, Brown and Brown Insurance of LA
BIG Supporters – First American Bank, Greater Lafourche Port Commission, LA 1 Coalition, Entergy LA, Morgan Stanley, Restore or Retreat, Ortho LA, Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell, T. Baker Smith, Wendy’s
About Our Speaker: With each passing season, LSU gymnastics continues to collect more honors and titles to its storied program, and head coach D-D Breaux has been the catalyst behind LSU’s sustained success. Led by Breaux, LSU has seen increasing accomplishments that includes 17 NCAA Championships appearances in the last 18 seasons, eight NCAA Championship Finals appearances since 2008 and 14 individual national titles since 2002. In 2019, The Tigers won their third-straight SEC championship and matched their highest finish in school history as the NCAA National Runner-Up for the third time in four years, and Breaux was named Outstanding College Coach in Louisiana for the second year in a row.
Outside of the gym, Breaux has taken an active role in the academic success her program has achieved in her 40-plus seasons at LSU. By making academic success her team’s No. 1 priority, Breaux’s teams have reached the highest scholastic goals she has established over the years. Throughout the country, she is acknowledged as having one of the finest academic teams year in and year out. LSU gymnasts have been named Scholastic All-Americans 150 times and members of the SEC Academic Honor Roll on 231 occasions.
Also active members of the community, Breaux and her team continually participate in volunteer activities throughout the Baton Rouge area. The team annually takes part in the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Box Program and Operation Christmas Child to provide presents and gifts to children who are less fortunate. Breaux, who has served as the Chairperson of the YWCA’s Pink Ribbon Campaign for Breast Cancer, and her team have also volunteered their time to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, St. Jude’s Hospital and the Alzheimer’s Association, among others.
Under Breaux’s leadership and coaching, LSU has reached new heights in individual and team success. Now in her 43rd season as the mastermind of the LSU gymnastics program, Breaux exudes the same passion and enthusiasm to coach the Fighting Tigers as she did in her first season on the job. Join us February 5 for an inspiring evening with Coach D-D!