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Event: 'VIKING FEST 2009 '

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Events Happening in New Orleans
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2009 At 10:00 AM
Duration: 1 Day
Contact Info:
Evans, Yvonne YEVANS@LakeviewVikings.com
Location: http://www.lakeviewvikings.com/index.php

PAYTON’S PLAY IT FORWARD FOUNDATION COFOUNDER

SEAN PAYTON TO HOST “VIKING

FEST” ON MARCH 14 AT LAKEVIEW

PLAYGROUND

New Orleans – Sean Payton, co-founder of Payton’s Play It Forward

Foundation and Head Coach of the New Orleans Saints, will be in

attendance on Saturday, March 14 at the Lakeview Playground to host

the first-ever “Viking Fest.” In addition to his participation, Payton will

also host a “Football 101 Clinic” during the festivities.

Payton will be on hand as a participant in a “fun run” that will coincide

with the 5K run during the festival that will kick-off the day-long event.

The Saints’ head coach will then present awards to the winners of the

various age groups following the races.

In addition, a few of New Orleans’ most popular bands will perform

throughout the day, including “The Buck Town All-Stars,” who will

take the stage shortly after the completion of the “fun run” and the

5K. Special guest appearances will also feature “The Imagination

Movers,” which will precede Payton’s “Football 101 Clinic” specifically

geared towards novice football fans and those that are seeking to learn

more about the game of football.

Selected elements of the “Saints’ Experience” will be set-up for

children to enjoy and polish up their football skills throughout the day,

as well as dozens of raffle items donated by area businesses and

individuals.

“Band Camp,” a local musical band with a strong local following will

also entertain the crowd during the festival, which will conclude in the

evening with a special appearance by the 80’s and 90’s tribute band

“Ratt Poison.” The evening will conclude with a fireworks spectacle

high above the park.

“Viking Fest” will be held at Lakeview Playground, which is located at

5501 General Diaz, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70124.