Senator Boudreaux had the opportunity to be present at the presentation of two donation ceremonies at Delta Downs by the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) earlier this month. On July 9th, the LQHBA provided $1,000 scholarships for two high school graduates from Sulphur, DeAnna Bonham and Jace Gilbert. Both students will be continuing their higher education this fall at McNeese State University. “While the primary goals of the LQHBA is to promote breeding and racing in the state, the association remains dedicated to offering higher education for Louisiana youth. Since its inception in 2001, the LQHBA scholarship program has earmarked over $430.000 for Louisiana students to attend a higher education institution.”
The LQHBA also donated $5,000 to the Special Olympics of Louisiana organization. The non-profit organization “changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Louisiana provides sports training and athletic competitions and transform lives through the joy of sport. Currently, 14,639 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Louisiana participate in over approximately 100 competitions.”
For more information on the presentation of these awards and the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association, visit their website by clicking here.