Oct 30, 2013 12:34 PM by Press release
At its regular meeting of October 21, 2013, Brian Petitjean, president of the Evangeline Shrine Club, welcomed representatives of the Oilmen's Bass Classic. Jed Angelle, president, Randal Lanclos, vice-president, and Randy LeBlanc, a director, presented a check for $16,000 to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children in Shreveport. The funds were earmarked to help pay for motion analysis equipment which is used by the Shreveport hospital to analyze how children walk before and after orthopedic treatment.
The Shriners operate 22 hospitals throughout North America. Three of the hospitals are for burns patients and the remaining 19 are orthopedic hospitals. Both types of hospitals care for children, regardless of the family's ability to pay. The first Shriner's hospital was opened in Shreveport in 1922 and was rebuilt in 1986. It handles orthopedic care and, in the last year, has added treatment for cleft lip and cleft palate. All Shriner's hospitals offer world class care for children regardless of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, or ability to pay