Centenary's Orr leading March of Dimes campaign
Friday, April 06, 2012

SHREVEPORT – After establishing the in-city rivalry between Centenary and LSU-Shreveport known as the Mayor’s Cup, Centenary men’s head coach David Orr hasn’t stopped there to continue to raise money for the March of Dimes, the initial motive behind the Shreveport matchup.

All proceeds of the Mayor’s Cup, which debuted in 2011 at Centenary, go to March of Dimes, an organization with which Orr has been very connected over the last four years. Orr’s son Camden was born prematurely in March of 2008 and the Orr family has been active with March of Dimes since. Young Camden’s story will air on KSLA Friday, April 6, on the 5 p.m. news.

Orr plans on walking in March for Babies and has a set a goal of $1,000 to aid March of Dimes in their efforts to continue helping families affected by any type of birth defect.

“Your gift supports March of Dimes research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives,” Orr said. “And it’s used to bring comfort and information to families with a baby in newborn intensive care.”

March of Dimes is a national non-profit organization that helps to improve the health of moms and babies. March of Dimes provides mothers, pregnant women and women of childbearing age with educational resources on baby health, pregnancy, preconception and new motherhood, as well as supplying information and support to families affected by prematurity, birth defects, or other infant health problems.

To make a donation, go to http://www.marchforbabies.org/dorr23.

For more information, contact Centenary Sports Information Coordinator Fletcher Jonson at 318-869-5092 or email at fjonson@centenary.edu or David Orr at 318-841-7337 or email at dorr@centenary.edu.