Rep. Nick Lorusso (R-New Orleans), chairman of the committee and a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves, is the Republican team captain, while Rep. John Bel Edwards (D-Amite), past chairman of the committee and a West Point graduate, will captain the Democrats. The two captains have made a friendly wager for the game: Rep. Edwards said he will accept a liberal portion of the meal of his choice from Rep. Lorusso, should the Democrats win, and Rep. Lorusso, similarly, stated he would expect a conservative dinner of his choice from Rep. Edwards, should the Republicans triumph.
Rep. Lorusso expressed his hope and excitement for the event saying, “I look forward to a friendly game, between my Democrat and Republican colleagues in the State Legislature. This event is a great way for us to put aside our political differences and show support for our troops. It goes without saying that I look forward to my ‘liberal portion’ of Amite cuisine, courtesy of Representative Edwards.”
Tickets for the game are $50, students pay $10 for admittance, and children 12 and under are free. The ticket price includes admission, a behind the scenes LSU football facility tour, activities for kids and a reception in the Stadium Club level following the game. Gates open at 2 p.m., kick-off is at 4 p.m. and the reception begins at 5:30 p.m.