UL Ragin’ Cajuns football players will carry the memory of Mickey Shunick onto every field they play on during the 2012 season. The team has decided to add to its helmets a decal of a girl on her bicycle above the name “Mickey.”
According to KATC, the idea came from a football staff member, who pitched the idea to Cajuns Head Coach Mark Hudspeth for final approval. The Daily Advertiser reports that Hudspeth called it a “phenomenal idea.”
Shunick, an avid cyclist, was a 21-year-old UL student when she was kidnapped while riding her bicycle the morning of May 19 and subsequently killed by Brandon Scott Lavergne, a 33-year-old registered sex offender who pleaded guilty Friday to Shunick’s death and the 1999 murder of Lisa Pate. He started a life sentence at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola the same day he entered a guilty plea.
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.