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NEW ORLEANS -- More businesses are banding together to help injured Tulane football player Devon Walker. Mardi Gras World, along with local businesses and additional supporters, will hold a fundraising event for Walker who fractured his spine during a game against Tulsa.

On Sept. 27, starting at 8 p.m., the fundraiser will be held for Walker at Mardi Gras World. According to Tulane, a minimum donation of $20 will be requested at the door, and 100 percent of donations will go to help Walker and the medical expenses he has incurred since suffering the injury.

Food will be provided from area restaurants along with music from local artists.

'As the father of two boys who play football, my heart goes out to Devon and his family,' said Barry Kern, the President and CEO of Mardi Gras World and Tulane University alumnus. 'Mardi Gras World hosts events throughout the year, and when I heard Devon's story, I knew we could help by putting on a world-class fundraiser to attract as many donors and supporters as possible.'

Mardi Gras World is seeking businesses to help sponsor the event through in-kind contributions. If you would like to participate please contact Paolo Lossi at 504-527-0393 or

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