New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees will soon star in an ad campaign along with fellow NFL Pro Bowlers DeMarcus Ware of the Dallas Cowboys and Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as President Barack Obama.
The ad touts the National Football League’s PLAY 60 campaign, which encourages children to live active lifestyles that include 60 minutes of play each day. It was shot on the White House Lawn and will run first as a 90-second public service announcement; the ad will run for the remainder of the NFL season in a shortened format.
Brees tells the New Orleans Times-Picayune the commercial took about 25 minutes to shoot and included tossing some passes to the Chicago sports fan in chief. “He was wearing his Chicago Bears jacket,” Brees says, “so there was some ribbing about that.”
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.