“Battle of the Gumbo Gladiators” Selected by Southeast Tourism Society as STS Top 20 Events for March 2020

Shreveport, LA. – March 6, 2020- Southeast Tourism Society has named “Battle of the Gumbo Gladiators” as one of the STS Top 20 Events for March 2020. The best events across the Southeast compete to receive the prestigious Top 20 Events designation. Through a nomination process, Southeast Tourism Society chooses the Top 20 events in the Southeast for each month of the year.

The Battle of the Gumbo Gladiators Gumbo Cook-off is the largest fundraiser for Volunteers for Youth Justice and this year will mark the 8th annual event. The date for this year’s event is Saturday, March 21st and will once again be held at Festival Plaza in Downtown Shreveport. Admission is FREE and gumbo sampling is Noon – 4:00 pm. Samples are only $2 each.

This year we have 42 teams, cooking 56 pots of fabulous gumbo and boasts teams from South Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas to join our local teams hoping to take home the trophy for the tastiest gumbo in Louisiana!

All proceeds from this event supports Volunteers for Youth Justice, whose mission is to provide a community caring for children, youth and families in crisis. VYJ manages the CASA program for Northwest Louisiana, as well as other diversion and intervention programs to support children, youth and families in the area.

For more information visit www.gumbogladiators.com or call Amie Baham at Volunteers for Youth Justice at 318-425-4413 or amie.baham@vyjla.org.