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Nov 19, 2009 5:00 AM by Jon Carrere

Louisiana Pepperplex Receives Grant

The reason behind the Louisiana Pepperplex is easy, sports.

But it's purpose is something greater.

"If we can keep our children busy the temptations of today's age will be a lot less," says Pepperplex founder Troy Comeaux.

Six years ago Comeaux and a group of volunteers started the Pepperplex.

They now level ground for the next phase thanks to a $20,000 grant from Super 1 Foods and Kellogg's.

"Anytime you can invest into the youth of our community it's a win win situation for everyone involved," says Super 1 rep Faron Thibodeaux.

Once work is finished there will be 9 new soccer fields and something new to the pepperplex, 4 new batting cages

Ccomeaux says getting the grant to make this expansion, for him, is a life fulfilling experience, "when you drive and you see this parking lot full of cars and little kids 5 to 12-13 years old out here enjoying themselves in a good family atmosphere and recreation..nothing can replace that."

Work to the Pepperplex should be finished by Early next year.

jcarrere@katctv.com

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