SINCE 2011

As all great ideas begin, the Ultimate Tailgate Party was created over a cold one with friends on a back porch in Louisiana. UTP is a non-profit annual fundraiser supporting the hosting organization, the Exchange Club, programs of service:

Americanism, Building a Strong Family Unit, and Child Abuse Prevention

Over the last 6 years we have accumulated $350,000 for our community that has only been made possible by community giving through sponsorship, auction donations, ticket sales, and planning by a dozen of our Exchange Club members.


We come together in order to eliminate child abuse in all forms, to foster the health and growth of a strong family unit, to promote Americanism, to strengthen the education of our children and to give ourselves in service to our community. 

AUGUST 26, 2017

Ultimate Tailgate Party

Our 2017 Ultimate Tailgate Party to kick off a winning football season for the New Orleans Saints, LSU, and Tulane is scheduled for August 26th, 2017 at Tchefuncta Country Club in Covington.

The evening will begin with a Patron Party inside the clubhouse in the Graham dining room at 6:00 p.m., followed by a savory competition of BBQ teams, competing to be crowned Champion of the Grill.

In addition to the great food and drink, there will be dancing to the music of FOUR UNPLUGGED, silent and live auctions, a raffle and lots more.

From start to finish, you can be assured of an evening of fabulous food, wonderful music and lots of fun-and all for a great cause!


Team Cooking


Live & Silent Auction Items


Four Unplugged

Mobile Bidding

Giving Back to our Community

Get Involved

Steering Committee

  • Chairman: Bo Jakins
  • Co-Chairman: Neal Clark
  • Sponsorship: Paxton Fellers & Jimmy Hingle
  • Patron Party: Betsy Tarkington
  • Auction: Alexandra Clark
  • BBQ Competition: David Marquardt
  • Marketing/PR: Jacob Butcher
  • Ticket Sales: Jennifer Carter


Primary Beneficiary

Louisiana Coalition Against Human Trafficking mission: to provide rescue and
restoration to girls under 18 who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

Secondary Beneficiaries

Upward Community Services, 4:13 Drug and Alcohol Program mission: to improve the lives of the working poor in St. Tammany parish by giving them the opportunity and exposure needed to break the cycle of poverty, crime, neglect, and substance abuse.

Wounded War Heroes was founded to show our appreciation to the men and women who have been wounded while in combat, by providing them therapeutic outdoor experiences upon their return home from fighting for our country. Our sole purposes is to show these veterans they are not forgotten for their courageous service to our nation.

Title Sponsor

Championship Sponsors

Division Sponsors

Black & Gold Sponsors

Purple & Gold Sponsors

Media Sponsor