Tournament of the Stars fundraiser set for Saturday

The Tournament of the Stars will hold its annual scholarship fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

Proceeds from the fundraiser support the Israel McReynolds Scholarship fund. This year 10 students are being honored with the scholarship.

This year’s honoree is Mayor Randy Roach. A native of Lake Charles, and a 1969 graduate of LaGrange High School, he earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from LSU and his law degree from LSU in 1976. He is married to Nancy Seger Roach and they have two children and five grandchildren.

Roach served two terms as a state representative in the Louisiana Legislature representing District 36, which included part of Calcasieu and Cameron parishes.

Roach was elected as mayor of Lake Charles in 2000 to fill the unexpired term of then-Mayor Willie Mount. In 2001, he was re-elected and began his first full term on July 1 of that year. He was re-elected in 2005, 2009 and again in 2013. As mayor, he has worked closely with city and parish governments and other agencies to form partnerships and pool resources that benefit not only Lake Charles, but also the entire Southwest Louisiana five-parish area.

Entertainment for the evening, sponsored by Delta Downs Racetrack, Casino and Hotel, will include City Heat, jazz saxophonist Mickey Smith Jr. and duo Lerone Rubin and Teka Briscoe.

Donation for the event is $50. Tickets are on sale at the Lake Charles Civic Center box office or online at www.tournamentofthestars.com. For more information about table sponsorships and tickets purchases, call 337-405-9130 or 337-491-1466.