Originally posted on Chicks in the Huddle  |  Last updated 7/10/12

Instead of focusing my energies on the sad reality that the Saints have under a week to reach a contract deal with quarterback Drew Brees, and that the guy who should be getting them ready for preseason is getting his freak on in the Bahamas, I’ll allow myself to saunter off into a much healthier space. This week, my happy place is moving away from the Big Easy to, of all places, Montgomery, Alabama. That’s where Saints Safety Roman Harper will help make the hurt go away.

Harper is hosting his 3rd annual “Sainted Weekend: Mentoring Youth to Strengthen Families”. The weekend will feature a Kid’s Fun Day, Youth Leadership Dinner, Celebrity Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction and Celebrity Golf Tournament. He’s invited a whole army of NFL players to take part in the events. That means disadvantaged kids, many of whom are from single parent homes, will get a chance to hob nob with the guys they call their idols.

These annual events are put on by the Harper’s Hope 41 Foundation. They’ve been such a success because they run the gamut in terms of activities offered to help raise money for the community. Right now, tickets are still available to play in the Celebrity Golf Tournament, alongside players like the Saints’ Mark Ingram, Jermon Bushrod and Malcolm Jenkins.

For more information and to purchase tickets, head to the Harper’s Hope 41 Foundation website. Also, be sure to check back in with us for our one-on-one interview with Roman and pictures of the events!

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