Many years ago two young men, Jacques Doucet and Taylor Begnaud, started a softball tournament (The Doucet/Begnaud Invitational) in their backyards. This simple game of friends has become a powerful charity fundraiser for Louisiana troops. It was Taylor's idea initially to give the money to the military, after he served our country in the United States Army. The Red, Rock & Blue Doucet/Begnaud Invitational is held year summer. Teams from across the south come together to support military charities. The Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana are proud recipitants of this great event. Our proceeds will help fund a new military scholarship to be awarded each spring. The first to be awarded in the Spring of 2016.
The Camille Alyse Begnaud Military Scholarship is named after Taylor and his wife Angelle's beautiful little angel Camille. (Taken from her obituary) Camille left this earth to bring her joy to heaven on June 26, 2011. Camille's light filled a multitude of hearts with her smile, laughter, and love. She was a beautiful, brilliant, and loving child who had a strong will and an enduring spirit. "Punkie" as she was affectionately called, loved Dora the Explorer, Baby Jaguar, guacamole, playing outside, and wearing mommy's jewelry. Because of Taylor's service to our country, and he and Jacques continued commitment to our military and their families, we feel it is only fitting to name our scholarship in memory of Camille. We hope it is a lasting tribute to a beautiful young life taken too soon and it is our prayer that those suffering with PTSD will always remember "to live a life worthy of their sacrifice".
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an application. All applications must be post marked by March 31st.
Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana Chapter 1