‘Horses, Hops & Cops’ To Benefit NOPD Mounted Unit
NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation and Budweiser present the annual Horses, Hops & Cops fundraiser scheduled for Monday, Feb. 20, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
As in past years, the event will be held at the N.O.P.D. Mounted Unit horse stables in New Orleans City Park. The event is free for all ages to attend.
Southern Eagle Sales and Service, the New Orleans-area Budweiser distributor, continues to partner with the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation to co-produce the event, which raises money for the N.O.P.D. Mounted Unit.
Attendees will enjoy live music from The Wiseguys, food and beverages including Budweiser and Coca-Cola products, arts and craft vendors, children’s face painting and the opportunity to have a professional photo taken with a Budweiser Clydesdale horse. There will also be an on-site raffle for a chance to win a ride for two on the Budweiser Clydesdale wagon in the 2017 Krewe of Argus Mardi Gras day parade (winner and guest must be 21 or older to ride – food, drink and throws are provided.)
For the first time ever, a limited number of VIP experience tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 10:00 a.m. CST. The VIP experience will provide guests with early entry to the event, a private guided tour with a Clydesdales horse trainer, and a gift bag including an N.O.P.D. T-shirt, $5 in event food and beverage tickets, a PJ’s Coffee travel tumbler with coupon and a Zatarain’s gift item valued at $60.00.
Local business partners who are helping to make this event successful include Southern Eagle Sales and Service, Reinhart Foodservice, Coca-Cola, PJ's Coffee of New Orleans, Derby on Fulton, Zatarain’s, Drago’s Seafood Restaurant, Pat Farrell’s Famous Smoked Chicken, Entercom Radio, Gambit Weekly, Ameri-Print, Perfect Picture Photo Booth and JeffersonParishParent.com.
Proceeds will benefit the N.O.P.D. Mounted Unit, a vital resource in deterring and stopping criminal activity in our city, event reps said. With support from the community, essential funds will be raised at Horses, Hops & Cops to help the Mounted Unit launch a new horse-breeding program that will provide long term resources for their department.