MARDI PAWS ROLLS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd, 2015!
The Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws rolls to the 2015 theme,
MARDI PAWS TAKES A ROAD TRIP!
Guaranteed to be a hit of the carnival season, please join us
and support three of the Northshore’s non-profits aimed
at helping kids and K-9’s alike!
Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 ,
when the krewe hits the road and visits attractions across the
United States. Haven't you always wanted to see Mount Rushmore, Rock City, Disney World - you get it, now is the time to pack up
your pooch and hit the road with friends or family!
Don't forget about Alaska and Hawaii!
Visit our Costume Contest page in the coming months for
all the great prizes you can win in addition to the coveted "poop" trophy by local artist Ted Pullig of Zorro's FUNzone in Mandeville.
Will you be one of the lucky few to bring home
the coveted trophy this year?
Just Planning to come out and watch ?
The parade supports non-profits trying to enrich the lives of children and animals in our area!
The Miracle League Northshore betters the lives of children with disabilities by providing access to team sports they wouldn't normally get an opportunity to play; Children’s Hospital
New Orleans is the only full-service hospital exclusively for children in Louisiana and the Gulf South; Scott’s Wish aids people suffering from leukemia and other devastating illnesses; and The St. Tammany Spay & Neuter Program provides low cost spay/neutering services for rescues and low-income households.
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Mardi Paws 2015 ... The Mardi Gras Super Krewe for Canines!
Mardi Paws is excited to announce our Co-Grand Marshals of the 2015 parade! The Miracle League, a program of Children’s Hospital New Orleans, serves children with special needs and gives them the opportunity to play league sports! The vision of the program is to provide any child, regardless of their level of disability, the chance to play and enjoy the emotional and physical benefits of being part of a team. Players use a Miracle Field, a specially constructed sports field that uses cushioned and synthetic turf to accommodate wheelchairs. Every player is partnered with an able-bodied buddy volunteer (ages +12 years) to assist him or her in the field and when batting. The Miracle League is proud to serve over 320 families in three different sports: basketball, soccer, and baseball! The 2015 parade will honor two local children with such a zest for life and who play in the league.
Ella Vidal is a sweet six year old who lives in Madisonville and is in the first grade at Pontchartrain Elementary School. Born with profound hearing loss, Ella has received a cochlear implant to help her hear. Although she is severely development delayed, this hasn't stopped her from getting joy out of so many things. Ella loves dogs, therapeutic horseback riding, and cruising the neighborhood on her adaptive bike with her big sister Savannah.She most recently played soccer for the Miracle League! Ella and her family have enjoyed watching the parade many years, but are very excited to be participating in the 2015 parade.
Clayton Burke is 8 years old and a 3rd grader at Lancaster Elementary in Madisonville, LA. He was born with Spina Bifida but that hasn't stopped him from enjoying life and doing what he loves, like playing baseball. He started T-ball with Madisonville Youth Boosters when he was 4 and was able to play an extra year when he was 6. Clayton lives with his parents, David and Susan, and his 4 siblings: Phillip, Alan, Rosemary and William. He also has an awesome dog named Buddy. Buddy is 12 1/2 years old and is a very devoted pet. He goes with the family as many places as he can, just like Clayton does!
Clayton & "Buddy" Ella & "Monte"
2015 Parade Grand Marshals
Pierre the Pelican
2015 Celebrity Mascot
Want to support the parade
and become a SPONSOR?
This year we're offering a special
Buy one "Mardi Paws" Sponsorship
and get one
"Miracle League" Sponsorship FREE !
SAVE TIME, REGISTER ON -LINE!
Pre-register and Pay for your pooch;
Pay your Sponsorship;
or just make a Donation to the Cause!