Team partners with Recovery School District to donate gowns to local girls

March 30, 2009

The Hornets will host their annual Prom Dress Giveaway on Saturday, April 4 at the Recovery School Districts Welcome School (2239 Poydras St.)

The morning session of the giveaway is reserved for junior and senior-level girls from Recovery School District high schools. These young ladies must schedule an appointment at their school prior to attending the morning session of the giveaway. The event will be open to all junior and senior girls from 1-3 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

Prom night is such a special night in a young ladys life, and it is a blessing for us to be able to provide these girls with elegant gowns for their evening, said Denise Shinn, president of The George Shinn Foundation and wife of owner George Shinn. This event is a great way we can interact with young ladies from the area and help them find that perfect dress.

To be eligible to receive a beautiful gown, young ladies MUST be a junior or senior in high school, present a valid school ID and class schedule and be accompanied by a parent or adult. Each girl will be able to select one dress and will have a maximum of 15 minutes to browse and try on.

Local retailers such as Cache, Macys, Humbug, Linda Lee Bridal, Pearls Place, Gwens Bridal and Englishs Bridal and Formalwear (out of North Carolina) have been generous in donating nearly 1,000 dresses for this annual event. Members of the Better Halves (coaches and players wives) as well as Hornets front office staff will be on hand to help each girl find the perfect gown.

In addition, members from the local Dress for Success chapter will be available to perform make-up and hair demonstrations to complete the girls evening look.

For more information, click here or call the Hornets Prom Dress Giveaway hotline at 504-593-4981.

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