The New Orleans Saints and Easy Day Sports announced Monday, Aug. 17 that Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers will be the presenting sponsor of the Saints Kids Fun Run as a part of the SAINTS KICKOFF RUN presented by Chevron on Saturday, Sept. 12.
Like the 5K race, the half-mile course of the Saints Kids Fun Run presented by Raising Cane's also finishes on the 50-yard line of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. This untimed fun run welcomes kids of all ages to enjoy a day of celebration and football while also making a positive choice to get moving and promote living an active lifestyle. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Louisiana Children's Museum.
Fans can register for all race events at www.Saints5K.com.
"As the Official Chicken of the New Orleans Saints, we have always valued our partnership with Raising Cane's and are thrilled that they have signed on to present the Saints Kids Fun Run at this year's SAINTS KICKOFF RUN," said Saints Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships Jean-Paul Dardenne. "As a Louisiana-founded and operated company, Raising Cane's has always been a leader in enriching the lives of local students and through this partnership, they're demonstrating their commitment to encouraging our youth to be active."
The 5K (3.1-mile) race will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 12, the day prior to the Saints' season opener at the Arizona Cardinals. The course begins in Champions Square and ends with fans sprinting through the Saints team tunnel to the finish on the 50-yard line at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Gumbo and Sir Saint, the club's mascots, and members of the Saintsations, will be in attendance to cheer on participants.
In addition to Chevron, Entergy will be an official sponsor of this year's SAINTS KICKOFF RUN, along with Academy Sports Outdoors, as the organizations team up with the Saints to celebrate the start of the season and making a difference in the New Orleans community by supporting the Louisiana Children's Museum.
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About Raising Cane's
Founded in Baton Rouge in 1996, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers® has more than 225 restaurants in 19 states – 22 in the Greater New Orleans area. The company has ONE LOVE®—quality chicken finger meals—and is known for its unique business model, exceptional customer service and active community involvement. With 62 restaurants in Louisiana, Raising Cane's is particularly committed to its home state focusing its efforts on education, pet welfare, active lifestyles, feeding the hungry and business development.
About The New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints were established in 1967. In addition to posting one of the top records in the NFL since 2006 and winning Super Bowl XLIV, the Saints have emphasized being a leader off the field in the Gulf Coast community. Community service and participation in making positive, lasting impacts on the community are core beliefs and expectations of the organization.
About Easy Day Sports
Headquartered in Coronado, California, Easy Day Sports is a boutique event production agency whose emphasis is creating memorable life experiences through premier, professionally managed endurance sports events. The company's name is deeply inspired by the Navy SEAL motto "The only easy day was yesterday." This is embodied through superior event production and a tireless commitment to excellence. Contact information for Easy Day Sports can be found at easydaysports.com
Based in Covington, LA, Chevron's Gulf of Mexico business unit works with over 2,100 employees and approximately 900 contractors daily. Chevron is one of the largest producers and second largest leaseholder on the Gulf of Mexico shelf; and one of the top leaseholders in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.