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The Advocate Joins List of Sponsors for the 2013 LHSAA Top 28 State Basketball Tournament

Posted: 02-20-2013 | Categories: Basketball - Boys, Basketball - Girls

BATON ROUGE, LA (Feb. 20, 2013) — The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) recently announced that The Advocate will be its title sponsor for the Southeast Regional semi-finals of the 2013 Boys’ and Girls’ Top 28 State Basketball Tournament at the University Center in Hammond.

Besides hosting the Southeast Regional in Hammond, the LHSAA will be holding this year’s Top 28 State Basketball Tournament semi-final rounds Feb. 28 – March 2, 2013 at two other locations—the Lake Charles Civic Center and the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City. The University of Louisiana Monroe will host the 2013 LHSAA/State Farm Boys’ and Girls’ Top 28 State Championship finals at the Fant-Ewing Coliseum March 6 – 9, 2013.

"The Advocate is proud to be the title sponsor of the 2013 LHSAA Boys' & Girls' Top 28 State Basketball Semifinals Southeast Regionals," said David Manship, publisher of The Advocate. "The Advocate's award-winning sports staff covers high school sports throughout Southeast Louisiana every day, so our involvement is a natural. Congratulations to all of the teams participating."

“We are excited to be partnering with The Advocate for the first time in our Association’s history,” said Kenny Henderson, LHSAA executive director. “The Advocate has always provided us with extensive coverage through the years, and we hope that this venture is one of many in the years to come.”

Super 1 Foods will be the title sponsor for the North Regional at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City. Also, Citizen’s National Bank, Partner’s Pharmacy, Landers Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, Wilhite Solar Solutions, Wendy’s, Ryan’s, Red River Bank and Gibsland Bank & Trust have been named the North Regional’s contributing sponsors.

The title sponsor for the Southwest Regional at the Lake Charles Civic Center is Jeff Davis Bank & Trust Company, and Wendy’s has been named a contributing sponsor for these semi-finals.

The title sponsor for the tournament’s finals, which will be held March 6 – 9, 2013 at the Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe, La., is State Farm and its Louisiana agents. Contributing sponsors for the finals are Partner’s Pharmacy, LLC, Granny’s Restaurant and Wendy’s.

About The Advocate
The Advocate newspaper and their journalistic ancestors have been a vital force in Louisiana's capital city and the surrounding communities for more than 160 years. Owned by Capital City Press, founded in 1909 by Charles P. Manship Sr. and James Edmonds, the Manship family has published a daily paper since 1925. For more information, visit or call (225) 383-1111.

About Super 1 Foods
Super 1 Foods, a division of Brookshire Grocery Company, is proud to serve Louisiana with 17 convenient locations including Monroe, West Monroe, Shreveport, Bossier City, Lafayette, Bastrop, Ruston, Alexandria, Pineville, Opelousas, Abbeville, Eunice and New Iberia. Shop Super 1 Foods offers its customers everyday low prices and super savings throughout the store.

About Jeff Davis Bank & Trust Company
Since 1947, Jeff Davis Bank & Trust Company has been serving Southwest Louisiana. Jeff Davis Bank puts its customers first and strives for excellence by developing and maintaining strong, long-lasting personal relationships with its customers.

About the LHSAA
The LHSAA is a private entity that provides and regulates interscholastic athletic programs that promote fair and equitable competition among its member schools that is in the best interest of the student athlete. For more information about the LHSAA, visit


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