“Chat and Chew” touts the basketball team

Concluding its summer meetings, Natchitoches Leadership Through Athletics Committee (NLTAC) held its last meeting for the summer and hosted the Northwestern State University men’s basketball team this week during a “Chat and Chew” gathering at the Samuel Guy House Bed/Breakfast and Special Events Center. During dinner, the group formally met the team, coaching, and support staff and thanked them for their countless hours of community service from March to date in the various communities of the parish.

“We sincerely appreciate everything this program stands for and has done for the past few months to help enhance our community,” said Bobby Benjamin, committee member, and presiding officer at the event.

Coach Corey Gipson provided a brief update on the team and extended the team and staff’s gratitude to NLTA, Samuel Guy House owner Payne Williams and inn director Susan Wright for their support.

“Our team and staff can be found working very hard daily to make the basketball program one of the better programs in the collegiate community. We sincerely appreciate this opportunity to share with NLTAC our status and vision,” Gipson remarked.

Following football season, NLTAC will recognize high school and NSU Basketball teams during the season for exemplary efforts.

NLTAC membership includes Bobby Benjamin, Jumar Ficklin, Rev. Bradlen Holden, Erica Jackson, Sylvester Moss, Tan’Keia Palmer, Byron Parrott, Persunda Raymond, and Ralph Wilson. Not pictured, are Holden and Palmer and NSU’s assistant coach; Tony Holliday.