Willie Roaf and Torii Hunter Present: The Big Easy Super Lounge! A two day festival during Super Bowl XLVII week showcasing New Orleans’s unique culture of music, food, and history. The Big Easy Super Lounge features local and national live music acts, NFL Hall of Famers and current NFL players, VIP Celebrity Tent, food vendors and much, much more.
VIP Tickets - $100 Includes celebrity meet and greet, prizes, food and bottle service.
Dear Prospective Big Easy Super Lounge Partner:
Super Bowl XLVII will be held in New Orleans, LA on Feb. 3, 2013. It is expected that over 200,000 guests will come to the city of New Orleans during the week of the most recognized sporting event in the world. The economic impact for the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana is expected to exceed $450 million dollars.
The Big Easy Super Lounge 2013 event, hosted by me, Willie Roaf, and my great friend Torii Hunter, seeks to showcase the city of New Orleans on a National Stage. The event will be held January 31st and February 1st 2013 at the Old U.S. Mint located in the Historic French Quarters. Portions of the proceeds from this event will be donated to various New Orleans non-profits including two youth sports teams that cater year-round to children ages 3 – 14 years, nurturing their experiences in multiple sports, encouraging positive community activity and focus. Also included on the list of benefactors are Joshua’s Generation, NOBP and the New Orleans Association of Black Journalists.
This 2 day event will include both locally and nationally known live musical talents, famous New Orleans cuisine, VIP celebrations, high-profile attendees, autograph signings, and additional surprises at what is sure to be the “can’t miss event” leading up to Super Bowl XLVII.
I would like to invite your organization to partner with me in making the Big Easy Super Lounge a success! As a partner, your organization will not only benefit from the opportunity to attend one of the biggest events during Super Bowl XLVII, but will also have the opportunity to showcase your organization’s brand, products and/or services. Additional partnership benefits include your organization’s specially made banner being displayed at the event, All-Access VIP passes, complimentary food and drinks, and your organization being mentioned in advertisements for the event and displayed on the event website.
Please plan to join us in New Orleans. I am looking forward to your support!
The New Orleans Saints drafted tackle Willie Roaf out of Louisiana Tech in the first round eighth player overall, in the 1993 NFL Draft. He was the first offensive lineman selected in that year’s draft.
Roaf started all 16 games at right tackle and did not miss an offensive snap during his first season and earned All-Rookie honors. The following year he was switched to left tackle and performed at a level that earned him more national accolades. He was voted to the Pro Bowl for the first time, named first-team All-Pro, All-NFC, and honored as the NFLPA’s NFC Offensive Lineman of the Year for the first of two consecutive seasons.
He played nine seasons in New Orleans where he started 131 regular season games. He also started two playoff games including the franchise’s first-ever postseason win, a 31-28 victory over the defending Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams in the 2000 NFC Wild Card game.
A knee injury shortened Roaf’s 2001 season to just seven games. Then, just prior to the next year’s draft Roaf was traded by the Saints to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a third-round draft pick. He rebounded from his injury to regain his form. Roaf earned All-Pro honors in three of the four seasons he played with the Chiefs. He was a key part of Kansas City’s offensive line that helped the Chiefs lead the NFL in points scored in 2002 and 2003. The club also led the AFC in total yards in 2003 and the NFL in 2004 and 2005.
The 6’5”, 300-pound Roaf retired after the 2005 season. In all, he played in 189 career games over 13 seasons and was named first-team All-NFL seven times (1994-96, 2000, 2003-05), All-NFC six times, and All-AFC three times. He was also voted to 11 Pro Bowls. The only times he did not receive an invitation to the league’s All-Star game during his career was following his rookie year and his injury-shortened 2001 season. Roaf is also a member of both the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s and 2000s.
Roaf was elected to sports halls of fame for Arkansas (2007), Louisiana (2009), and the New Orleans Saints (2008). He was also elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on February 4, 2012.
Torii Hunter is a two-time Major League All-Star, who has been the recipient of eight consecutive Gold Glove Awards. He is a 12-year Major League veteran who spent his first 11 seasons with the Minnesota Twins, before signing with the Angels as a free agent prior to the 2008 season. A lifetime .272 hitter, with 213 home runs, 789 RBI and 145 stolen bases, in 2008, he played in 146 games with the Angels, batting .278 with 21 home runs, 78 RBI, and 19 stolen bases, in helping the Angels to the American League West Division Championship.
He was the recipient of the 2007 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award as the player in either league whose on-field performance and contributions to his community inspire others to higher levels of achievement. He also received the 2004 Carl R. Pohlad Award recognizing outstanding community service throughout the Upper Midwest, and has twice been nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award.
Torii recently signed a two year contract to play with the Detroit Tigers.
For any questions or inquiries please feel free to contact us using this form, direct email (info@roafhuntersuperlounge), or call us at (850) 346-0601.