Mardi Gras World to host fundraising event for injured Tulane football player

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 11:30am

 Mardi Gras World, in partnership with a number of local businesses and supporters, is planning a fundraising event for injured Tulane University student Devon Walker from 8 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, Sept. 27. Walker fractured his spine while making a tackle during a football game two weeks ago.

A $20 minimum donation is being requested at the door, and larger donations are encouraged. One hundred percent of the cash donations will go to the Devon Walker Fund to help defray Walker’s medical and other costs.

“As the father of two boys who play football, my heart goes out to Devon and his family,” said Barry Kern, the President and CEO of Mardi Gras World and Tulane University alumnus. “Mardi Gras World hosts events throughout the year, and when I heard Devon’s story, I knew we could help by putting on a world-class fundraiser to attract as many donors and supporters as possible.”

T-shirts and charm bracelets featuring Devon’s jersey number eighteen will also be on sale at the event to support the Devon Walker Fund.

The event will offer donors great food from some of New Orleans’ finest restaurants and entertainment by local performers.

Mardi Gras World is hosting the event with a group of Tulane University alumni and students who wanted to organize a community event to raise money to help Devon and his family.

Mardi Gras World is seeking businesses to help sponsor the event through in-kind contributions. If you would like to participate please contact Paolo Lossi at (504) 527-0393 or

Donations to the Devon Walker Fund can be made by clicking here.

Checks make out to "Devon Walker Fund" can be sent to:

Tulane Football

James W. Wilson Jr. Center

Ben Weiner Drive
New Orleans, LA 70118

attn: Devon Walke 


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