Play with a purpose! A celebration of healing and life.

The Games of Acadiana is a family-friendly day that honors cancer survivors and celebrates life. Held at the Cajundome & Convention Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, attendees were able to climb, sing, jump, throw, putt, build, bounce, aim, and more! With over 60 games and activities, there was something for all ages! This celebration is offered annually by the Miles Perret Cancer Services (MPCS) at no admission cost. The MPCS is a haven for individuals and their families fighting, surviving and living with cancer. The not-for-profit organization provides emotional support, guidance, resources, programs and most of all, hope. Their services are comprehensive and always provided at no charge. No appointment is necessary and there are no qualifications. Headquartered in Lafayette, their mobile unit extends services to outlying communities throughout Acadiana.

We brought Archery Tag® and S.A.F.E. Archery® to the Saturday, August 17, 2013, event. Fun began at 10:00 a.m. and lasted until 4:00 p.m. (a little later for us). Helping us tear down after the event were University of Louisiana frat house members who could not resist a couple games of Archery Tag® before we packed the bows and arrows. It was a good thing too because there were two young people who did not have a chance to play earlier in the day (there were VERY long lines) and they joined the college students in the combat action. They and their mother were so appreciative that they all helped the students load everything into our rented SUV. This was a great day with great people!