Lake Charles, Louisiana – Participating in the Green Hat Charity Fun Run/Walk/Crawl/Drive will look and feel a bit different this year but the event, in its third run, is as fun and jolly as a Leprechaun with a pot o’ gold. The 2021 event, presented by the CHRISTUS Ochsner Southwestern Louisiana Foundation, is self-guided, allowing participants to choose when to complete the route and make all the fun stops; enjoying included food and flare from participating restaurants.
“Last year, we eagerly anticipated our third annual Green Hat Fun Run/ Walk/ Crawl and Cookoff Event; however, due to COVID-19, our efforts were postponed. So, with the new norm of social distancing and masking, we are excited to host the third annual Green Hat Fun Run/ Walk/ Crawl/ Drive, the COVID Edition Event. The self-guided event will allow the community to have fun and continue the St. Patrick’s Day ‘Green’ tradition the entire month of March,” said Cheyanna Glyenn, Children’s Miracle Network and Events Director, CHRISTUS Ochsner Southwestern Louisiana Foundation.
The Green Hat Charity Fun Run/Walk/Crawl/Drive ~The COVID Edition runs March 1 through March 31 and benefits Women’s Birthing Services at CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital.
“The continued support of the community with this event is appreciated and so important to the Women’s Birthing Services at CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital because babies are born every day. The proceeds of the event will help fund advanced fetal monitoring units that provide accurate monitoring of babies while allowing the mother to ambulate. This monitor allows for fetal heartbeat monitoring at 28 weeks gestation, whereas a typical monitor does not allow for such early heartbeat monitoring,” said Kay C. Barnett, CFRE, Executive Director of Development, CHRISTUS Ochsner Southwestern Louisiana Foundation.
Participants are encouraged to don a Green Hat, dress in festive attire and run, walk, crawl or drive to make it to participating Green Hat stops to redeem a ticket for something tasty and a chance to win some great prizes in the Leprechaun’s Pot drawings:
- Crying Eagle - Redeem a ticket for an order of Boudin and a pint of a Flagship beer
- 121 Artisan Bistro - Redeem a ticket for a signature Green Drink and an order of Parmesan Garlic bread
- Laguna’s Mexican Grill and Cantina - Redeem a ticket for one small queso and a Green Margarita
- Casa Manana - Redeem a ticket for chips and salsa and one small queso
- Pujo St. Café - Redeem a ticket for a glass of wine and a fruit & cheese tray
- MacFarlane’s Celtic Pub - Redeem a ticket for an order of Fried Pickles and Peppers
On March 31, to culminate the 2021 Green Hat events, a raffle will be held, and one lucky winner will drive away in 2021 Toyota RAV4 donated by Lake Charles Toyota. Tickets are $50 each, and anyone 21-years or older can purchase for a chance to win (Green Hat Entry not required). Tickets are available through March 30, and can be purchased online at https://christusochsnerswlafoundation.org/green-hat-fun-run-walk-crawl/ or by accessing our QR code.
The Leprechaun’s Pot drawings will also take place on March 31. The Pot will be filled with all the tickets redeemed at the Green Hat restaurant stops giving Green Hat participants a chance win (prizes are guaranteed, no need to be present to win).
“With the help of our six participating local restaurants providing drinks and snacks, and the raffle drawing of a 2021 Toyota RAV4, our participants are guaranteed to pick up where the fun left off last year,” said Glyenn.
The Foundation and CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital staff are grateful for the support of so many generous local sponsors including Sweet Lake Land and Oil Company, LLC, KPLC, Citgo, American Press, Triad – The Newtron Group, Louisiana Mortgage Associates, Digikast, JD Bank, Tim & Jordan Haman, Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements & Shaddock, L.L.P., P.S. Promotions, B1 Bank, Lamar Advertising, Champeaux Evans Hotard Architects, and Lake Charles Toyota for donating the 2021 Toyota RAV4 for the Green Hat Raffle.
Registration closes Friday, March 5! The 2021 Green Hat Charity Fun Run/Walk/Crawl/Drive Entry Fee is $35 (includes T-shirt, Lanyard, Mask and six redeemable tickets to participating restaurants). For those who previously registered in 2020, the entry fee is waived. A Green Hat Bundle is also available for purchase for $80 and includes one ticket for a chance to win the 2021 Toyota RAV4 donated by Lake Charles Toyota (cost savings of $5). Individual Green Hat Run T-Shirts are available for only $20.
Registration Packet pick-up is March 5-15, 2021 (Monday-Friday) from 12:00- 4:00 p.m. at the Foundation Office, located at 437 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive in Lake Charles. Find more information at https://christusochsnerswlafoundation.org/green-hat-fun-run-walk-crawl/, call 337.430.5353 with any questions about registration or the 2021 Green Hat Charity Fun Run/Walk/Crawl/Drive.