‘Women’s Night Out’ at Nicholls set for Cinco de Mayo

THIBODAUX – The Nicholls State University Foundation will host the 12th annual Women’s Night Out benefit on Thursday, May 5, at Cypress Columns in Gray, La. All proceeds from the event will benefit women’s athletics at Nicholls.

Sponsored by Entergy, the Tim Emerson Team at Smith Barney, Peter Knoop of Morgan Keegan, Coca-Cola and the Nicholls Foundation, the event includes a four-course dinner, live and silent auctions and a night of entertainment and fun – including free, after-party limousine service. Attire for the evening is dressy-casual.

“Traditionally, Women’s Night Out has been one of the university’s most enjoyable and successful benefits, and as this year’s event falls on Cinco de Mayo, attendees can expect a few twists, innovations and surprises in keeping with the spirit of the day,” Dr. David Boudreaux, vice president for institutional advancement, said. “Our women athletes truly deserve all the support they can get, and we’re confident that the 2011 Women’s Night Out will be very entertaining.”

The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, margaritas and sangria, followed by dinner at 7:15. Tickets are $100 per person. To make reservations, call the foundation at (985) 448-4005 or (985) 448-4134.