Events

These annual events play a critical role in supporting the Emerge mission. We are grateful to our community for helping to make each of our events a tremendous success. 

The Angling Against Autism team bass tournament has benefited our center since 2012. The event is led by Angie and Moonie Bergeron, former Emerge parents and owners of Bergeron’s Boudin & Cajun Meats. In 2017, the event doubled in size, bringing in over 300 fishermen and consisting of day-long, family friend events and tournament weigh-in at Cabela’s. The 2020 tournament took place on March 7, 2020. Since 2012, the event has raised over $420,000 for Emerge.

A fund in the name of J. Arthur Bergeron and Lana Valley Estopinal has been established by the Bergeron’s so that more families can access Emerge’s services. All funds raised since 2017 have directly supported this fund.

To view the results, please visit the Angling Against Autism webpage. 

Put on your blue suede shoes and get ready for some fun! Viva Emerge will take place on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Gallery 14. For more information and to become a Viva Emerge sponsor, please click here.

Each year this event raises critical funds for our daily operations, allowing greater access to our services for more children who need us. We are thankful to The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Family Foundation, who has been the presenting sponsor for our gala since its inception.

Battle Against Autism is a series of events created by Chip & Sandi Robinson of Robinson Brothers Ford Lincoln to raise funds for the The Emerge Center to assist in the growth of the Autism program. The Robinsons are passionate about raising awareness and acceptance of those living with autism. For ten years, the annual car raffle, party and auction, and team golf tournament have raised over $1.3 million for The Emerge Center.

Information about registration for the 2020 Golf Tournament can be found here.

The 50th Anniversary of BRAVA will take place on Friday, November 12, 2021 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Nominations will open on June 28, 2021.  

Each year, this awards luncheon honors a class of individuals who give of their time and talents to organizations across our community, above and beyond volunteer requirements, for the betterment of the Greater Baton Rouge area. For the second year, we will also honor a special Emerging Activist, recognizing one individual, age 18 or younger, who has been involved in significant volunteer activities.

Emerge has hosted the Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activists since 1971. For a list of all previous Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activists, please click here.

If you’re looking for a hands-on way to support Emerge, consider hosting an event! There are many creative ways your office, school, community group, or you personally can raise money to help support our mission. Here are just a few ideas:

  • -Bake Sale
  • -Jeans/Dress Down Day
  • -5k in honor of a loved one
  • -Car Wash
  • -Raffle

Gifts of any amount help us provide the highest quality of care to the children who can benefit from our life changing services.

Learn more about hosting an event for Emerge.

2021 Events

Contact Us