This year’s tournament is to raise money for Blandon Zeringue. Blandon is the son of Gail Prestenback and Paul Zeringue and the father of 17-year-old Noah Zeringue. Blandon is a lifelong resident of St. Charles Parish and was the owner of Zeringue’s Seafood for 15 years. On July 3, 2017, at the age of 39, Blandon was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. That month, he underwent a thyroidectomy with dissection of the surrounding thyroid bed. During this surgery they discovered the cancer had spread to the lymphatic system and immediately re-opened him to remove all the surrounding lymph nodes. Following this surgery, he began radiation treatment, and feeling that something wasn’t quite right, he consulted with MD Anderson for a second opinion. That November new laboratory tests showed the cancer had spread. He underwent another surgery on his neck, which left him with severe nerve damage to his right side. He is currently undergoing speech and physical therapy and is unable to work. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will help defray the cost of treatment, medication and surgeries for Blandon.