Community Events to Support The Emerge Center

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Proceeds from all 2017 BAA events will go directly towards our therapy programs for young children with autism.

CAR RAFFLE – Tickets on sale NOW!

  • Prize: 2017 Lincoln MKZ, valued at over $39,000
  • Drawing date: September 10, 2017 (winner need not be present)
  • Price: $100 each
  • Ticket FAQ found here

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  • Date: Monday, September 11, 2017
  • Location: Country Club of Louisiana

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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, the annual car raffle, party and auction, and team golf tournament have raised nearly $1,000,000 for Emerge.

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


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NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! Click below to nominate a volunteer. Nomination deadline: August 11.

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 2017 luncheon will take place on Friday, November 10, at the Renaissance Hotel.

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

4th ANNUAL SIGNATURE GALA  – May 19, 2018

In 2015, we hosted our inaugural signature gala, Emerge Into Song. For the first time in the history of Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing and Emerge, we were able to produce an event that we knew would continue annually, growing each year and providing invaluable support to our center. With 2016 came Emerge Into Dance, and this year, guests joined us for Emerge Into Paradise. Each year this event raises critical funds for the daily operations at our center, allowing greater access to our services for more children who need us. We are thankful to The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Family Foundation, who has been the presenting sponsor for our gala since its inception.


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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