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Southwestern Region
Centennial Celebration

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As Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated continues to celebrate their Centennial throughout the year 2022, join the Southwestern Region in New Orleans and “laissez les bons temps rouler!”  Yes, that’s right…Let the good times roll!” 

The Southwestern Region Centennial Weekend Celebration will be during Bayou Classic from Friday, November 25, 2022 through Sunday, November 27, 2022.  Started in 1974, the Bayou Classic is a multi-day event featuring a parade, battle of the bands, step show, and much more.  All of these events culminate with a football game between the Tigers of Grambling State University and the Jaguars of Southern University!   

Sigma Gamma Rho will paint The Big Easy blue and gold, with several events throughout the weekend that celebrate 100 years of service, sisterhood, and scholarship!  Activities are listed below:

Friday, November 25, 2022

6 PM – 9 PM Bayou Classic Battle of the Bands & Step Show, Caesars Superdome (tickets sold separately)

7 PM – 11 PM Southwestern Region Mixer, Jackson Square 

Come mix it up with Pretty Poodles while you dine on cajun cuisine and sip a beverage, dance to the beats of the entertainment, and starting at 10 PM there will be multiple special events including a fireworks display and 2nd lining!

Saturday, November 26, 2022

10 AM – 1 PM D9 Sororities Fashion Show sponsored by Kasper & Macy’s, New Orleans Sheraton 

Kasper & Macy’s is partnering with the Southwestern Region to host a fashion show that will include the new winter line items!  Join us for fashion, beignets, and fun! 

Noon – 1 PM  Bayou Classic Football Pre-game activities

Sigma Gamma Rho presentation of scholarships to both HBCUs, Caesars Superdome; Southwestern Region of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is a Bayou Classic Sponsor!  During the pre-game activities, representatives will be on the field presenting scholarships to both Grambling State University and Southern University! 

1 PM – Bayou Classic Football Game televised on NBC from the Ceasars Superdome 

This nationally televised game is sure to be a treat!  As a sponsor of the Bayou Classic, the Southwestern Region will have reserved seating in the 2nd level end zone.  Discounted tickets will be available.

9 PM – 1 AM Southwestern Region Centennial Weekend Signature Event – Sneakers Ball, New Orleans Sheraton 

The signature event for the Southwestern Region Centennial Celebration is the Sneakers Ball!  Put on your all-black and your best sneakers and step into the party of the year!  There will be live entertainment, a DJ, cajun food, drinks, and so much more.  You do not want to miss this party!  

Sunday, November 27, 2022

New Orleans Brunch Crawl 

The Southwestern Region will provide a list of poodle-friendly brunch sites that will offer specials for our guests at their restaurants.  You can visit one or several of the brunch crawl venues and enjoy incredible food, exceptional drinks, and a good time! 


Registration is now open!  Reserve your spot today!  Sigma Gamma Rho members from across the globe are invited to attend, as well as family, friends, and guests. 

Early registration is open through 9/30/22 

General Admission for the entire weekend: $275 + Eventbrite fees

VIP for the entire weekend: $450 + Eventbrite fees

Regular Registration from 10/1/22 through 10/31/22 

General Admission for the entire weekend: $325 + Eventbrite fees

VIP for the entire weekend: $499 + Eventbrite fees

Ala carte Tickets 

Celebration Mixer – Friday, November 25, 2022 - $125 + Eventbrite fees

Fashion Show – Saturday, November 26, 2022 - $50 + Eventbrite fees

Blackout Sneakers Ball – Saturday, November 26, 2022 - $175 + Eventbrite fees


The host hotel is the Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.  The nightly room rate starts at $195 for single, double, triple, or quad.  One night deposit is required to secure a reservation. 

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

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