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G.Smith sponsors annual One Team One Fight Crawfish Cook-off Event supports first responders in St. Charles Parish

LULING — G. Smith Motorsports is sponsoring the Fourth Annual Crawfish Cook-off for One Team One Fight St. Charles Parish.

The event, which benefits first responders in the community, will feature live music, a custom motorcycle raffle, a blood drive and all-you-can-eat boiled crawfish from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 5 at Monsanto Park, located at 13001 River Road in Luling.

Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Senator Gary Smith Jr. will be among the notable judges for the crawfish cook-off.

In addition to crawfish, there will be hamburgers and hotdogs available along with lagniappe fixings. Beverages and beer will be available for purchase, and no outside food or beverages will be allowed. There will also be activities for children and a toddler section.

Ticket prices for all-you-can-eat crawfish are as follows:

  • Adult (at the door) – $25
  • Child age 6-12 (at the door) – $10
  • Presale Adult – $20
  • Presale child age 6-12 – $5
  • Children under age 6 are FREE

Tickets can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-st-charles-parish-first-responders-crawfish-cookoff-tickets-149307676279

Emergency room worker Natalie Wright founded the One Team One Fight nonprofit organization in 2017 to offset costs of uniforms and equipment for first responders. The first crawfish cook-off fundraiser began as an informal competition between emergency room workers and EMS staff in St. Charles Parish.

Over the past few years, crawfish cook-offs have funded new EMS radios, new IV carts and white boards for the emergency room and rain jackets for on-the-road deputies, as well as steel targets for officer training.

G.Smith Motorsports sponsors the Crawfish Cook-off to keep the event alive for years to come and ensure One Team One Fight can continue supporting the first responders who lay their lives on the line every day.

On behalf of G.Smith Motorsports, spokesperson Cobi Smith said the annual Crawfish Cook-off supports positive relationships in the community.

“It helps members of the community recognize first responders as neighbors rather than being a nameless face behind the shield or badge. It can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never had a firsthand experience with a first responder,” Smith said. “This event increases familiarity between emergency groups and the community in a setting where everyone is relaxed.”

For more information, contact Natalie Robert Wright at 504-559-5643 or  oneteam.onefight2017@gmail.com