On August 25, 2001, the first Games of Acadiana (GOA) was held at the Cajundome. GOA was the vision of family and friends of 8-year old Miles Perret, who lost his battle with cancer in 1996. The amazing success of the first GOA enabled the Miles Perret Cancer Services to open less than a year later.
What is Games of Acadiana?
Games of Acadiana is the signature fundraising event for Miles Perret Cancer Services. It is a family-centered event that brings competitors together for a good cause. The day includes more than 40 fun events including quarterback pass, hula hoop, homerun derby, dodgeball, and many more. The event is held at the Cajundome and Convention Center in Lafayette. Admission is free and open to the public.
How to get involved
Volunteer. Did you know it takes over 1000 volunteers to run Game Day? Our volunteers are what makes Games of Acadiana such an amazing event. Whether you are in need of community services hours or would like to give back, come be part of this special day and volunteer with us. Volunteer Application
Sponsor. The main source of revenue for GOA is through sponsorships. Partnering with MPCS offers many unique opportunities and benefits. Each event has a sponsor, or several co-sponsors. We have a variety of sponsorship levels that can meet the needs of any type of business. With a reach of more than 10,000 participants, your company or community group is sure to get noticed. 2011 Sponsor Brochure
Donate a good or service. Donating goods or services is a great way to get involved if you are not able to give monetarily. In-kind donations reduce our operational expenses and allow us to put more towards our programs and services.
Participate. Why not come? Admission is free and there is something to do for everyone.