Helping Heroes 2017

Fundraiser Extravaganza

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Mandeville Trailhead – Girod Street

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This year’s We Heart Veterans’ Helping Heroes fundraiser will be a Extravaganza to remember! Start the day with a 5K Fun Run, followed by a Car Show hosted by the North Shore Corvette Club and then on the the grand finale After Party featuring a Kidz Zone, Veterans’ One-Stop, live entertainment, and much more!!

The Helping Heroes Extravaganza is one of We Heart Veterans’ most important fundraising events. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to help fund the programs and services we provide to local aging wartime Veterans and their Widows. These programs and services are vital in improving their quality of life. While the Extravaganza is a fundraiser, it is also a time to celebrate and honor our Veterans for the selfless sacrifices they made/make on behalf of America.

For information about attending, donating an auction item, or other sponsorship opportunity, email us at

5K Fun Run

Starting Location ~ Varsity Sports Mandeville, LA
7:00am ~ Registration
8:00am ~ Race Start Time
10:30am ~ Award Ceremony
$30 ~ Pre-Sale Tickets
$40 ~ Eight days prior to race

Race Sponsors: Pelican Athletic Club & Varsity Sports
Race Organizer: 15th Street Flyers

Car Show

11:00am – 2:00pm
Free to public
100 Car Corvette Car Show
General Pershing Street and Trail Head Parking
$35 participants entry fee Contact: Northshore Corvette Club

Car Show Sponsor: Northshore Corvette Club

After Party

Mandeville Trailhead
3:oopm     Opening Ceremony
9:00pm     Event Ends

$20 Ticket ~ Entrance Fee Only
$35 Ticket ~ Entrance Fee & 6 food/drink tickets
$5 Individual tickets sold day of event good for 1 food or drink item

Featured Chef

  • Executive Chef Jeff Mattia – Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

Food Provided By

Drinks Provided By


Sound Provided by: RB Productions

The Blenderz Band
Bicycle Jones

Special Jam Project featuring

Kidz Zone

Pontchartrain Yacht Club ~ Knot Tying Classes
American Legion ~ American Flag Folding Class
Slidell Ladies for Liberty ~ Card Creation Station for deployed troops
Mandeville Fire Department ~ Firetruck Display
Inflatable Zoo of Northshore – Jump Bounce Houses

Veterans’ One-Stop

American Legion
Louisiana Department Veterans Affairs; Covington, LA
Veterans Upward Bound (Southeastern LA University)


Benjamin Moore Paints
Helm Paint & Decorating
Mike Sieppel
North Shore Broadcasting
Northshore Corvette Club
Ochsner Hospital
Pelican Athletic Club
R&B Productions
Stirling Wagu Beef