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qball316 08-01-2003 02:13 PM

Headed to the Scimage
Im going to the scrimage tomorow. I cant decide if how early I want to show up. What are yalls opinion on the events at the "Saints experiece" from the past? I'm mainly wondering about the Chaulk Talk sessions and the Q&A sessions. Are they worth going to?

BillyCarpenter1 08-01-2003 03:06 PM

Headed to the Scimage
August 1, 2003
New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints will provide fans with a first \"game-action\" look at the club on Saturday, Aug. 2 at the annual Black and Gold Scrimmage, to be held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette\'s 31,000-seat Cajun Field. The Black and Gold Scrimmage has been a showcase event of the Saints summer training camp and 2003 will mark the first time it has been held in Lafayette. In addition to the football scrimmage, the event will involve a full day of family-oriented activities, including youth clinics. These events will be held at the baseball stadium - M.L. \"Tigue\" Moore Field - adjacent to Cajun Field.

\"The annual Black and Gold Scrimmage will give our fans a first opportunity to check out the 2003 New Orleans Saints,\" Saints Executive Vice President of Administration Arnold D. Fielkow said. \"In addition to all the on-field excitement, we will have a festive atmosphere for fans to enjoy an entire day of family fun.\"

Fans can engage in a full day of fun starting at 2 p.m., enjoying music, food, drinks, and giveaways at the Saints Experience. As part of the activities, fans will have the opportunity to get autographs and photos of the Saintsations, Saints Alumni, and Saints mascot, Gumbo. There will also be a Q&A \"chalk talk\" with Saints Executives and Saints Alumni. Kids of all ages can participate in the Saints Gatorade Junior Training Camp in the quarterback passing drill, the sack the quarterback drill, the bungee run, and the run to daylight drill. On-field pre-game activities are slated to start at 7 p.m., with the scrimmage beginning at approximately 7:30 p.m. Parking for fans is $5.

Details and times of the activities are as follows (all times approximate):

2-3 pm.: Gatorade\'s \"Defeat the Heat\"

2-4:30 pm: Photo Session with Saints Mascot, GUMBO

2-6 pm: Saintsations Autograph and Photo Session

3-4 pm: Saints Alumni Autograph Session, including Rich Mauti, Hokie Gajan and Steve Korte

4-5 pm: Q&A \"Chalk Talk\" with Saints Executives and Saints Alumni

2-6:30 pm: Saints Gatorade Junior Training Camp

7-7:30 pm: On-field pre-game activities, including Saintsations

7:30-9 pm: Black & Gold Scrimmage

The Saints will stage a fireworks show following the scrimmage. Food, drinks, merchandise and live music entertainment will be available throughout the day.

Ticket prices for the Black and Gold Scrimmage range from $10-20, and include admission to all related activities. Tickets can be purchased at the Saints Ticket Office in Metairie at 504-731-1700, the Superdome ticket office, through Ticketmaster at 800-877-0898 or, through the Saints\' web site at, and at the Cajundome on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette 337-265-2100 or 337-482-5768. Also, on the day of the scrimmage, ticket windows will open at the entrance to the Saints Experience beginning at 11 am.

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