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Saints players, Hall of Famers will headline a weekend of fun in Biloxi

Former Saints player Morten Anderson signs autographs during a fundraiser at MGM Park in 2016 to raise money for a new Hall of Fame building in New Orleans. The Saints Hall of Fame weekend returns to Biloxi on June 9-10.
Former Saints player Morten Anderson signs autographs during a fundraiser at MGM Park in 2016 to raise money for a new Hall of Fame building in New Orleans. The Saints Hall of Fame weekend returns to Biloxi on June 9-10. amccoy@sunherald.com

The Saints Hall of Fame Weekend returns to Biloxi on June 9-10.

Biloxi and the Saints Hall of Fame have teamed up again for the second straight year to help raise money for a new building to replace the temporary location in the Superdome after the original hall was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The Saints Hall of Fame didn’t disclose the names of which players who will attend the two-day event, but the Saints’ Super Bowl trophy will be on display.

“Last year’s event in Biloxi was one of our biggest fundraisers and was a fantastic weekend for our Hall of Famers,” Saints Hall of Fame executive director Ken Trahan said in a release.

“We anticipate an even better event this year with the commitment of the Saints to have players from the current roster join our Hall of Famers in Biloxi. This will be the first time the Saints have conducted a players caravan on the Coast in many years.”

Here are the events:

▪  June 9: A scramble golf tournament at Grand Bear will have four-person teams joined by either a Hall of Famer or a Saints player or coach. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. The entry fee is $1,000 per team. Checks should be made to Biloxi Main Street, which will accept entries at 228-435-6370. The field will be limited to the first 22 teams to sign up.

▪  June 9: Saints Hall of Famers will be special guests of the Biloxi Shuckers contest against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at MGM Park.

▪  June 10: The Kids Experience is set for 8:30 to 11 a.m. at MGM Park. There will be two 60-minute sessions when children ages 6-17 will participate in individual challenges and undergo training drills with Saints representatives and Hall of Famers. The fee is $10 per child or $15 for two children. Spectator admission is $5. Tickets can be purchased at MGM Park Box Office.

▪  June 10: The Saints Experience will run from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on the Great Lawn south of Harrah’s. Saints players and Hall of Famers will be available for autographs and photos.

James Jones: 228-896-2320, @_jkjones

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