2017 Battle for the Paddle | United Way of St. Charles

2017 Battle for the Paddle

With 162 teams cooking jambalaya or gumbo, United Way of St. Charles celebrated our 2017 fundraising campaign at our 16th annual Battle for the Paddle. The event was held Thursday, October 5th at the Edward Dufresne Community Center in Luling, with live music provided by The Molly Ringwald’s.
Thank you to all of the teams who participated and everyone who attended! Your support of United Way of St. Charles makes a real difference in St. Charles Parish.
Congratuations to Wally Fonseca on winning the 50/50 jackpot. 
The 2017 jambalaya & gumbo winners include:


3rd Place: Destrehan Pharmacy

Ronnie Trosclair Jr., Blake Trosclair, Steven Faucheaux, BJ Burkenstock, Ronnie Trosclair Sr.

2nd Place: Team Monsanto

Mike Reine, Tim O’Neil, Eddie Hymel

1st Place: Monkey Pumps

Rob Weber, Raelynn Guccione, Willie Smith, Ray Guccione


3rd Place: Valero Meraux Controlled Substance

Matthew Hetzel, Jimmy Kamm, Mark Hymel, Trey Chutz, Lee Redd

2nd Place: Analytic Stress

Amy Tantillo, Mark Gatzman

1st Place: Entergy Waterford 3 Mechanical Maintenance #2

Brock Vedros, Josh Falgout, Matthew Landry


People’s Choice Jambalaya

3rd Place: OxyChem

Amber Yeager, Julie Yeats, Christie Harrel, Gerald Orgeron, Dawn Patterson, Brayden Orgeron, Jarrod Austin, Brett Cazenave, Lois Rodrigue

2nd Place: Shell Norco “The Last Chance”

Brett Woltjen, Mark Batiste, Jody Borne, Michael Arcement, Bobby Dufresne

1st Place: Monsanto C-Shop



People’s Choice Gumbo

3rd Place: St. Charles Parish Hospital

Scott Bergeron, Angela Boudreaux, Slade Palahang, Donna Palahang, Andy Lawrence, Bryan Federico, Becky Dupuy, Blaine Guillot, Jimmy Miller, Blake Boudreaux, Stede Palahang

2nd Place: Dow “The Unroxlies”

Brent Colongne, Susie Scurloc, Gwen Gitmann, Anel Terron

1st Place: Shell Norco “Break Time”

Brett Woltjen, Mike Duhe, Kenneth Levert, Keith Simon, Ben Vial


To view photos from the event, click here.