In The Community
Members of the New Orleans Zephyrs, whether it is players, and/or coaches during the baseball season or the team's mascot Boudreaux throughout the year, get out into the community as much as possible to interact with fans.
In addition to participating yearly in benefits for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and the United Way, among other causes, the New Orleans Zephyrs and their parent club the Florida Marlins were particularly active this past baseball season.
In September, the Zephyrs hosted the annual "Walk to Defeat ALS." The 1.8 mile walk stared at 10 a.m., with the activities area set up in front of Zephyr Field. All proceeds were donated to The ALS Association, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding the cause of and cure for ALS.
In October, the Zephyrs lit the night sky with illuminated balloons as the New Orleans chapter of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society held its annual "Light the Night" fundraising walk with over 3,000 walkers joining in the fight against blood cancers.
Also in October, the Zephyrs hosted "The Buddy Walk." It is a one-mile fun walk and celebration to promote awareness of individuals with Down Syndrome or other special needs.
The Zephyrs also partner with Food for Families, which provides nutritional food boxes to seniors. Food For Families currently holds a food box drive thru at Zephyrs Stadium Lot A on the first Friday of each month for seniors.
In December, the Zephyrs kicked off "Boudreaux's Reading Club" which enrolled 12,212 students from 31 different New Orleans area schools.
In addition to players and coaches holding various clinics and visiting children in hospitals throughout the baseball season, Zephyrs mascot Boudreaux can also be seen around town the whole year.
The New Orleans Zephyrs also donate tickets, gift baskets, player memorabilia, and other great items to over 100 charities and foundations in the Greater New Orleans area.
We are proud to serve the New Orleans community.