New Orleans Boulder Lounge

Climbing to new heights: figuratively and literally! Sideline Pass kicked off 2016 with a day at New Orleans Boulder Lounge – the city’s newest boulder climbing gym!

We teamed up with Girls on the Run once again for a fantastic afternoon of exercise and inspiration. Our athletes and mentors learned how to dominate the boulder walls - thanks to expert instruction, athletic skill and a little bravery. It’s harder than it looks, but also a ton of fun!

Our generous mentors shared their stories of struggle and success before and after the climbing adventure. Mentees heard from Louisiana Supreme Court attorney Alanah Odoms Hebert, Sunbelt Conference Sideline Reporter Kati Morse, WWL sports anchor Leslie Spoon, actress Lila Blake Palmer, network TV producer Colleen Snyder, counselor Danielle McAllister, attorney Chelsea Cusimano, Fox Sports sideline reporter Jennifer Hale as well as engineer & Miss Louisiana Fammy Famularo.

We also loved getting the scoop on our hostess, Kelsey Confreda, who owns the Boulder Lounge, in addition to pursuing her master’s degree at Tulane University. Talk about a young lady who does it all!

A huge thank you to Kelsey, as well as the ICAN Foundation for providing healthy snacks. Chevron, artist Martha Adams, philanthropist Terry Snyder - plus Wink Design and Events – graciously provided awesome swag bags filled with goodies when our afternoon ended.

We’ll see everyone next month!