Camp Tiger- a Preview of an Annual Outreach Program!
By Scott Gaignard, Class of 2020 (L1), Camp Tiger Director
Every year, the School of Medicine hosts Camp Tiger, a week long summer camp for children with special needs. The camp is run entirely by second year and incoming first year medical students. As part of this outreach program, the students take the wonderful campers through many of New Orleans’ most exciting and fun venues, including the Audubon Aquarium and Zoo, Kidsports, City Park and many more. Not only is it an incredible opportunity to offer these children a unique camp experience, it is also completely free of charge for the campers to attend! Many of these children never had a chance to attend summer camp, and we are extremely privileged to enjoy the week with them. This annual tradition has enriched the lives of so many children throughout the years, and the School of Medicine class of 2020 hopes to continue its mission.
The camp is entirely funded through generous donations and sponsorship from our great New Orleans community. The majority of these funds are generated through the annual auction. The 32nd annual Camp Tiger Benefit and Auction this year will be held at Club XLIV in Champions Square on March 31, 2017 from 7-11 pm. The event will have both a silent and live auction, a live band, open bar, free food, and an appearance by the 610 Stompers. The auction is open to anyone and everyone from the New Orleans area that wants to come together for a great cause. We hope that you can join us and help keep one of the greatest LSUHSC traditions a success for this year and for many years to come.
Please visit our website http://www.lsuhsc.edu/orgs/camptiger/ for more information on everything including the auction and ticket prices, ways to donate, and the camp itself. If you have a question about the annual auction, please contact Todd Lambert at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a question about Camp Tiger, please contact Scott Gaignard at email@example.com.