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.
Over the past 10 years the Exchange Club of West St. Tammany has given over $440,000 back to our Community with your help! This year the game is a little different. When the whole Community is impacted those less fortunate get impacted even more, especially the Youth! Exchange Club’s Ultimate Tailgate Party is a fundraiser designed to fund programs that assist these Youth, so this year we need your help more than ever, they need your help!
Children’s Advocacy Center – Hope House is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse in our community. We provide a path to recovery and a bridge to justice for victims of abuse. CAC Hope House provides forensic interviewing, family advocacy, counseling services, and prevention outreach within St. Tammany and Washington Parishes. With funding from the Ultimate Tailgate Party, CAC Hope House continues to empower children with justice and healing. CAC Hope House never charges any child or family member for services provided. In 2020, more than 350-child victims of abuse walked through the doors of CAC Hope House.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a program provided by the Youth Service Bureau that trains and supervises community volunteers from all walks of life to be a voice in Court for abused and neglected children, to help judges find them safe and permanent homes. CASA assists the Court in its determination of the best interest of children by providing a firs-hand, independent perspective. CASA benefits our community by working to help end the cycle of child abuse and helps children have what all children deserve – safe, permanent homes.
The mission of the Miracle League Northshore is to promote the health and well-being of children with disabilities, provide opportunities for able-bodied children to learn about and interact with children with disabilities, and develop community awareness and support for the child athlete with disabilities through organized sports leagues. The Miracle League is designed to serve kids who cannot be accommodated by established baseball, basketball and soccer leagues due to their unique abilities.
Even though it is planned as a rain or shine event, the 11th Annual Ultimate Tailgate Party has been officially canceled, in response to the imminent threat of Hurricane Ida. The Exchange Club of West St. Tammany is sad to announce the cancellation and we appreciate all of the participation and interest our event has received this year. Fortunately, there is still an opportunity to support our worthy beneficiaries by participating in our online auction or by making a monetary donation.