Sponsor A+ Scholar event scheduled for Oct. 12 at Nicholls

THIBODAUX – The 16th annual Sponsor A+ Scholar Wine and Food Extravaganza at Nicholls State University is slated for Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Cotillion Ballroom of the Bollinger Memorial Student Union.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Nicholls students with outstanding grades and leadership ability. More than $400,000 has been raised since the fundraiser began in 1996, with nearly 250 Nicholls students having received scholarships.

“I am very pleased that this event has become so popular in the Bayou Region,” Dr. David Boudreaux, vice president for institutional advancement, said. “Each year we look forward to the Sponsor A+ Scholar tradition. Attendees are sure to enjoy an entertaining evening, and our best and brightest students will benefit as a result.”

In addition to various dishes and wines from more than a dozen restaurants and vendors, the evening will include a live and silent auction. The local band Jazmine will provide entertainment.

Tickets are $50 each, or $75 per couple, and can be purchased in the Office of Institutional Advancement in Picciola Hall on the Nicholls campus. “Gold” sponsorships are $500 each and include 20 tickets. Checks should be made payable to the Nicholls Foundation. For additional information, call (985) 448-4005.

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