The Boys and Girls Clubs of Acadiana are organizing their annual Home Run Derby Benefit this weekend. It all starts on Friday, June 28, with the Home Run Derby Zydeco Concert featuring music by Keith Frank starting at 9:00 pm at Mojo’s Sports Bar Evangeline Downs Casino, 2235 Creswell Lane Ext,, Opelousas. Tickets are $12 at the door and all proceeds go towards the Boys and Girls Clubs of Acadiana.


The actual Home Run Derby then begins on Saturday, June 29, with the free children’s Home Run Derby for children ages 12 and under starting at 9 a.m., followed by the adult’s Home Run Derby at 10 a.m., at South City Park, located at 1524 S. Market St., in Opelousas. Adult participants get 10 swings for $20 and the person to get the most home runs to beat Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow wins a trophy and T-shirt. Fun jumps and refreshments will be available for children.

For more information on the event or to learn more abou the Boys and Girls Clubs of Acadiana, visit

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