A week of festivities and fun culminated at the Natchitoches Events Center as The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inducted the 11 members of its class of 2017 on June 24. Rev. Doug de Graffenried of First United Methodist Church delivered the invocation after which 2009 NSU Alumna and Victory Belle, Mandi Ridgdell, was joined by her fellow Belles in a beautiful rendition of of the National Anthem in three-part harmony.
Emcee Terry Allen kept the tone light and humorous as the program progressed through the evening. The assembled fans enjoyed a superb dinner and an evening of fun and fellowship.