Dec 10, 2009 2:25 PM by Jthibodeaux
Christopher "Tipper" Esponge, son of Marcelle Alexander and Chris Esponge, graduated from Delcambre High School in 2009. Tipper, an avid hunter, fisherman, and sportsman, decided to dedicate his life to serving our country. Tipper's life changed on August 25th, 2009. During basic training, he was injured in a routine drill at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. Tipper fractured his C5 vertebra and is paralyzed from his chest down.
Since his accident, Tipper has been receiving physical therapy at the Shepherd Center located in Atlanta, Georgia. He will soon be moving to the VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas. With his positive attitude, Tipper is working to overcome odds and will continue to progress. That's where "we" can help.
"Together For Tipper" is a group of Tipper's family and friends formed to put on this benefit to help Tipper and his family with future medical/special needs. We would gladly accept the gift of your participation on December 12, 2009, at the Delcambre Shrimp Festival grounds, in Delcambre, La. All proceeds from this event will be placed into a special needs Trust for Tipper's future needs. Currently, there is an account established at Gulf Coast Bank (Acct.# 1053019) for the fundraising benefit.
If you are unable to attend the benefit on December 12th, cash gifts can be mailed to:
Together for Tipper
PO Box 266
Delcambre, LA 70528
Please make checks payable to Together for Tipper.
Together "we" can make a difference in Tipper's life.
Gates Open at 8am - - - - - $10 Adult - - - - - $5 Child (K-12)
The gate fee will allow each patron access to the live music, live & silent auctions and an opportunity to taste the wide range of "cook-off" dishes. The cook-off tasting will begin around 1pm.
**NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS ALLOWED**
T-Shirts ($15) and Aprons ($20) can also be purchased at the below locations in Delcambre:
Pam's Hair Hut - 206 Church St.
Rhonda's Hair Fashion - 219 N. Railroad
Pampered Plus - 703 W. Church St
Danya Jabbia's Hair Salon - 524 N. Railroad