Dufrene Building Material's annual fishing rodeo was a huge success.
The event raised $30,500 to help families in need with 100 percent of proceeds giving back to the community Dufrene serves.
The recipients of this year's proceeds are as follows:
-Tremaine Mack: Tremaine is a 15 year old Cut Off native that was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic Rhabdomyosarcoma in the summer of 2018, which is tumors growing throughout his body. Tremaine is now in remission and is looking forward to playing football next year at South Lafourche!
-Kamden Darcey: Kamden is from Gretna and was diagnosed 5 days before his 3rd birthday with Pre-B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
-Ellamae Richard: Ellamae of Thibodaux was diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia just 2 weeks after she was born in February 2018. She is now in remission!
-Georghilda Bennett: Hilda is from Slidell and is 7 years old. She just had a heart transplant this year after being in critical condition for almost 8 months and is thriving now!
- The Dufrene's also were also able to help their favorite local artist, Tracy Wisehart Plaisance after she was diagnosed with brain cancer this year.
In addition to aiding the locals in need, the rodeo also gave back $1,000 to the town of Grand Isle for a thank you for being gracious to the event. The rodeo is annually hosted at Bridgeside Marina.
In addition, the event is also going to make three high school scholarships for $1,000 that will go to E.D. White, Thibodaux and South Lafourche High School. They will go to any child going into the vocational field for construction management, carpentry or drafting.
"After 5 years of organizing this event and finding families in need with children that have life threatening medical issues, there is no better feeling than knowing that even if we just eased some of their financial burden for a moment," a release from the business said. "It made a difference and we look forward to helping more families in years to come."