Namisha Patel welcomed participants at the 10th annual Childhood Obesity and Public Health Conference, held at LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The BREC Foundation is one of the sponsors of the event.
Patricia Faxon is completing six years of service on the Board of Directors of the BREC Foundation. She has served on the Philanthropy Committee and has helped to plan the social events of the organization.
The Red Stick Croquet Club is proud to partner with the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) to build a tournament croquet court at City-Brooks Community Park. This new facility will be next to the tennis courts near the intersection of Magnolia Drive and Dalrymple Drive. The project will include a covered pavilion, patio, and arbor, making it a great place for the community to relax and take in the game.
On Wednesday, April 27, the Louisiana Recreation and Parks Association (LRPA) honored Lydia Martin, foundation initiatives manager for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, with a citation at its annual conference.
BREC travels the parish this April celebrating new amenities at parks and special facilities, with the first event to be held at BREC’s Magnolia Mound Plantation located at 2161 Nicholson Drive. The former cotton, indigo and sugarcane plantation is set to unveil the long awaited Turner Family Visitor Center. On Sunday, April 10 a private dedication honoring the Turner family will be held beginning at 2 p.m. More than half of the $2.1 million public-private project was funded by benefactor Sue Turner and her family. Mrs. Turner has been a member of the Friends of Magnolia Mound philanthropic organization since the site was saved from demolition in 1966.