Black and Gold Gala

Thanks to all of our friends for your support by purchasing tickets to the

SOLD OUT 2013 Black and Gold Gala SOLD OUT

Dear Friend:

Sean Payton, Head Coach of the World Champion New Orleans Saints, is bringing back the Black and Gold Gala that many of you have requested. This event will raise funds for Payton’s Play It Forward Foundation created in 2008. Our mission is to raise funds and awareness for organizations working with families and children in the areas of health, education, and social welfare.

Payton’s Play It Forward Foundation will hold its third Black and Gold Gala fundraiser in the Superdome on Saturday, September 28, 2013. The event will include an all-star line-up including our Master of Ceremonies, Jon Gruden, NFL analyst for ESPN , a special appearance by Country Artist Kenny Chesney and Honorary Chair for the evening, John Besh. Funds raised this year will be distributed to Feed the Children, The John Besh Foundation and the Saints Courage House, helping families and children in need along the Gulf Coast. The remaining proceeds will be awarded to smaller organizations in the area. The Gala will include both silent and live auctions, seated dinner and entertainment. There will be a limited number of sponsorships and individual tickets available for this event. Information on these is included with this packet.

This is an event you will not want to miss. On behalf of Coach Payton, we thank you for your consideration and for helping us Play It Forward. We all look forward to seeing you in the Superdome on Saturday, September 28, 2013, from 5:30 to midnight.


Karen Hegner
Payton’s Play It Forward Executive Director