It’ll be an exciting day Saturday for New Iberia when the Flight Squad Professional Basketball Team will take on the WECNA AllStar Players in the gymnasium at New Iberia Senior High School. The professional basketball show and game is coordinated by the West End Council of Neighborhood Associations, which has provided similar entertaining basketball shows in previous years for New Iberia residents of all ages to enjoy. Flight Squad is a premier exhibition basketball team founded in 2017 with the goal of providing high level games in family friendly environments.
The game is scheduled to tip off at 5 p.m. WECNA fundraising chair for the event Warren White said money raised for the event go to WECNA, which puts money back into the community with the various projects and events it puts on throughout the year for the elderly and youth in town.
New Iberia players this year include State Rep. Blake Miguez, R-Erath, Seth Landry with Iberia Medical Center, Gilbert “Doc” Thomas, Tremel Castex, Athen Oliver, David Ditch, Larry Hensgens, David Merrill, YOGI with Young Hub City, Nick Johnson, Marlon Lewis, Floyd Sigue and Iberia Parish President Larry Richard.
There also will be a halftime performance by Young Hub City, a New Iberia-based music group.
General admission price is $10. VIP tickets can be purchased for $25 by calling Warren White at 201-4515. Tickets can be purchased from Gilbert “Doc” Thomas at AllState Insurance or Community First Bank on Admiral Doyle Drive.
White said the tickets also can be purchased at the door.
WECNA is a community organization that provides repairs to elderly people’s homes, handicap ramps at no charge, school supplies for children and is active in many other community events.