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Scholars Dinner

At the end of September, Sideline Pass hosted its first Scholars Dinner at Rebellion Urban Kitchen to encourage 13 young women to continue their education after high school as well as  to guide them on how to pursue and finance that goal.

Mentors such as Colleen Snyder (executive network TV producer), Alanah Odom Hebert (Counsel, Louisiana Supreme Court), Dr. Kate Sullivan (OBGYN), Robin Barnes (entertainer & small business owner) and Coach Terri Sisk (Tulane Tennis) shared their challenges and advice on how to take the next step in the educational process.

Janie Glade shared an etiquette lesson with the group that focused on manners at the dining table, interview skills and appropriate follow up after interviews and social gatherings.

The consultants at the Sports Trainer Index offered advice on where to find funding, as well as support for entrance applications and essays.

The Sideline Pass ladies were treated to a generous 4-course meal where they could practice their new etiquette skills, courtesy of Rebellion Urban Kitchen and owner Seung Hong. Bella Blooms, Firefly Ambiance and Wink Design & Events created a magical atmosphere for the evening. Michael Dyle Films and Black & Geauxld Photography captured the evening, including professional head shots for the ladies to use during the application process.

Thank you ladies, mentors and sponsors for a spectacular evening! 

View all the photos from the event by clicking here.


Sideline Pass kicked off in June 2015 with a fabulous outreach with members of Girls on the Run! We toured the Saints’ facilities, went for a jog on the team’s indoor practice facilities and met players such as defensive end Akiem Hicks and punter Thomas Morstead.

Our young athletes also focused on staying active and healthy, with recreation time at Sector 6 Extreme Air Sports and a balanced meal at City Greens.

Throughout the day of an outreach, Sideline Pass features several female role models who share their advice and paths to success. Mentors for our inaugural outreach included Tulane Women’s Tennis Coach Terri Sisk, WWL Sports’ Leslie Spoon, Saintsations Appearance Team Director Tamica Lee, sports journalist Katherine Terrell, Thibodaux Regional marketing coordinator Toni Martinez, Fleurty Girl’s Lauren LeBlanc, Wink Design & Events' planner Christina Chapuis, fashion designer Sarah Elizabeth Dewey of Jolie and Elizabeth, plus Jamie Schmill and Beth Eisen from the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.

Some outreaches also treat the young ladies of Sideline Pass to a shopping spree, like this one at Academy Sports. Thanks to the generosity of the I Can Foundation and Academy Sports, the athletes of Sideline Pass were able to buy all of the necessary equipment and clothing needed to participate in various sporting activities for the upcoming school year.