BATON ROUGE, LA (August 20, 2015) — The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) is pleased to announce that it has renewed its partnership with the New Orleans Saints, who will again be recognized as the title sponsor for its 2015 New Orleans Saints/LHSAA Game of the Week series.
“The 2015 football season marks the eighth consecutive year that the LHSAA Game of the Week series has aired statewide, and all eight years we have been lucky enough to team up with the New Orleans Saints as title sponsor of the program,” said Eddie Bonine, LHSAA Executive Director. “The LHSAA strives to honor the student-athletes, schools and communities featured each and every week. We would be hard pressed to find a better complement to that philosophy than the New Orleans Saints.”
“We are proud of the tradition of high school football in Louisiana,” said Saints Owner Tom Benson. “Supporting our local high schools as they continue to grow their programs is important to us as an organization as we know that many lessons are instilled through team sports. Football helps teach the importance of hard work and teamwork, as well as determination and perseverance. The lessons learned and memories made on the football field of LHSAA teams will stay with these players for a lifetime. Partnering with the LHSAA and the Game of the Week helps further extend our youth programs’ mission of enhancing the quality of life for local students in the Gulf South by teaching them about living a healthy and active lifestyle.”
The New Orleans Saints/LHSAA Game of the Week program consists of a weekly television broadcast of one high school football game for ten weeks during the regular prep football season and for four weeks of the LHSAA football playoffs, including one state championship game from the Select school divisions on Friday, December 4. The New Orleans Saints/LHSAA Game of the Week will be broadcast live in HD across Louisiana to approximately 1.6 million households on Fox Sports New Orleans and 1.3 million households on Fox Sports New Orleans Plus when preempted by the New Orleans Pelicans. The game may also broadcast on FOX Sports Southwest, which reaches more than 10 million homes in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
In addition to the traditional 7 p.m. game kick-off, a pre-game show will air beginning at 6:30 p.m. weekly. Key matchups, game insight and community features will make up the informative pre-game show. The first game of the 2015 season features the nationally ranked Archbishop Rummel Raiders visiting the reigning Division II state champions University Lab Cubs on Friday, September 4. Eight of the nine remaining games will air each week on Thursday night with the exception of week seven’s game between Plaquemine and Livonia which will be played on Friday, October 16 due to the New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons NFL game the night before.
Click here for the 2015 New Orleans Saints/LHSAA Game of the Week schedule and a FOX Sports New Orleans and FOX Sports New Orleans Plus channel guides.
About the LHSAA
The LHSAA is a private entity that provides and regulates education-based athletic programs that promote fair and equitable competition among its member schools that is in the best interest of the student-athlete. Learn more on the association’s website at http://www.LHSAA.org or to connect via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more.
About the New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints were established in 1967. In addition to posting one of the top records in the NFL since 2006 and winning Super Bowl XLIV, the Saints have emphasized being a leader off the field in the Gulf Coast community. Community service and participation in making positive, lasting impacts on the community are core beliefs and expectations of the organization.
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