Sheriff Mike Tregre and several of his officers had a great time with a group of kids Sunday, June 11, 2023 when the St. John Sheriff’s Office presented it second annual Punt, Pass and Kick competition at Joe Keller Stadium in Reserve. The event was held as part of the department’s community outreach program.

More than 100 boys and girls ages 6-13 registered for the free event. Led by several officers, the children had fun learning the fundamentals of football. Children also enjoyed snowballs, pizza and pickles during breaks.

At the end of the event, children received a SJSO goodie bag filled with a personalized PP&K picture and other treats.

Sheriff Mike Tregre encourages his officers to participate in community outreach projects such as Punt, Pass and Kick to connect with kids. Many officers were happy to volunteer to assist with the event.

“I believe this interaction with kids is very important to build a positive image with our youth,” Sheriff Tregre said. “These types of events give children the opportunity to see deputies in a different role other than that of law enforcement officers and to form a positive relationship with them.”

The SJSO is very grateful to Marathon for its corporate sponsorship. We also send a big shout out to other sponsors and supporters:

Acadian Ambulance, Awards Unlimited, Brand Scaffolding, Bruce Pleasant, CN Railroad, Chick-fil-A, Child Advocacy Services, Cypress Physical Therapy, Duck’s Ice, Emery Dents, Hymel’s Towing, East St. John Athletics, Faux Pas, L&R Photography LLC, Louisiana Federal Credit Union, Papa Johns, Ray Brandt Auto Group, River Parish Contractors, Smoothie King, Sno-balls by Nicole, St. John Fire Department, St. John Recreation Department, Tatje Insurance and Financial Products, Tyrone’s Towing, United Rentals, Utz Brand Chips.

The event was spearheaded by Captain Greg Baker, Sgt. Steven Faucheux, Deputy Terrence Wilson, Deputy Ingrid Perrilloux and Deputy Ashley Clement. Several officers also assisted with the event.