Community Events to Support The Emerge Center


All aboard the S.S. Emerge for a musical pleasure voyage to paradise!
Presented by The Irene W. and C.B Pennington Foundation

Saturday, May 6 at 6:00 pm at The Emerge Center (7784 Innovation Park Dr.)

“Stayin’ Alive” Bee Gees Tribute
Where Y’acht
Piano Bar
DJ Otto’s Underwater Aquarium

You won’t want to miss this highly anticipated event! Voted as one of the top ten parties in Baton Rouge for two years in a row, our third annual gala will surely be a evening to remember. Emerge Into Paradise WILL sell out, so get your tickets early.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased HERE.

Sponsorships are also available, and a list of opportunities can be found HERE. For more information, contact Julie Chappell at 225-663-6914 or

Each year Emerge’s gala raises critical funds that support day-to-day operations at Emerge, allowing greater access to our services for more children who need us.

Thanks to this year’s sponsors!

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Emerge has hosted the Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activists since 1971. The awards luncheon honors those who give of their time and talents to organizations across our community, and raises critical funds for our center. The 2016 luncheon took place on Friday, November 4, at the Renaissance.

For a list of all previous Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activists, please click here.

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The Angling Against Autism team bass tournament, led by Angie and Moonie Bergeron of Bergeron’s Boudin & Cajun Meats, has benefited our center since September 2012. The 2017 event took place on March 4 at Doiron’s Landing, with the weigh-in and after party at Cabela’s. In it’s 5th year, the tournament raised more than ever for Emerge!

In addition to the fishing tournament, the day-long event at Cabela’s featured wild game and seafood cook-offs, silent auction, car show, kid’s zone, live music, and raffle to win a $2,000 Cabela’s shopping spree, and more. The turnout and excitement from the crowd was truly touching, and we can’t wait for next year!

Official results from the tournament can be found HERE.

If you would like more information about the event, please contact Julie Chappell at



Battle Against Autism is a series of events created by Chip & Sandi Robinson of Robinson Brothers Ford Lincoln to raise funds for the The Emerge Center to assist in the growth of the Autism program. The Robinsons are passionate about raising awareness and acceptance of those living with autism. Over the past seven years, BAA has raised nearly $1,000,000 for The Emerge Center. The 7th annual party and auction took place on Sunday, March 19, 2017, with the golf tournament the following day.

If you would like more information about the event, please contact Brandi Monjure at