Battle for the Paddle

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United Way of Southwest Louisiana’s Cook-Off, Battle for the Paddle, will be a wee bit o’ fun on St. Patrick’s Day with jambalaya and pastalaya competitions, kids zone, live music by LA ROXX and of course green beer.

Date: 2025 TBD

Lake Charles Event Center Amphitheatre

Music and Kids Zone is from 5 pm – 8 pm

No ticket is required for viewing the live concert by LA ROXX or allowing children to play at Kids Zone. They will be free and open to the public.

Come sample some of the best jambalaya and pastalaya our region has to offer. Help award the People’s Choice for both divisions while they vie for First, Second and Third place paddles.

Wear your best St. Paddy’s Day outfits and help us raise money for Southwest Louisiana.

Our 2024 Winners!

Jambalaya Division

1st Place - Phillips 66

2nd Place - Westlake Corporation's Son of a Preacher Man

3rd Place - Westlake Corporation's Bayou Spice

People's Choice - Bartlett Group's Paddy's Pot Stirrers

Pastalaya Division

1st Place - Total Energy Solutions

2nd Place - GRACE

3rd Place - Advanced Corrosion Technologies & Training

People's Choice - Brown & Root

2025 Battle for the Paddle Interest Form

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2024 TEAMS

  • Advanced Corrosion Technologies and Training LLC
  • Bartlett Group: Paddy's Pot Stirrers
  • Bartlett Group: Pastalaya Paddies
  • Brown & Root: Team Brown & Root
  • Brown & Root: Pastalaya
  • Entergy Louisiana "High Voltage"
  • Entergy Nelson Station
  • GRACE Team Amazing GRACE
  • Investar Bank
  • Lotte Serves
  • LyondellBasell
  • Pasta Lab
  • PPG Industries
  • Phillip 66
  • POUR Water
  • Rain Carbon
  • Total Energy Solutions
  • Trilogy Industrial
  • Visit Lake Charles
  • Westlake Corporation: Son Of A Preacher Man
  • Westlake Corporation: Team Bayou Spice
  • Westlake Corporation: Team Creole Touch

2023 TEAMS

  • Arxada
  • Automotive Alignment
  • Brown & Root
  • Entergy Louisiana "High Voltage"
  • Entergy Louisiana "Wild Legs"
  • Entergy Nelson Station
  • Investar Bank
  • Lotte Serves
  • LyondellBasell
  • Rain Carbon Inc
  • Sam Carbis Solutions
  • STS Industrial
  • SWLA Veterans Association
  • Team CITGO
  • Total Energy Solutions
  • Turner Industries
  • Visit Lake Charles
  • Westlake Corporation