Football team owner to help fight breast cancer, support vets
In addition to providing quality sports competition in Shreveport, Miquel Pope, the owner of the Shreveport-Bossier Knights minor pro football team, is working to give back something to the community.
All proceeds from Saturday’s game against the Arkansas Silverbacks will go toward the fight against breast cancer.
What prompted him to make such a commitment?
“It’s based on my mom recently passing, and I’m just a big supporter trying to help fight cancer. My sister passed also of cancer,” he said.
“I really wanted to do something to give back to the community the best that I can and the only way I know how.”
Pope said that his mother died from a rare form of cancer, but not breast cancer. “I just want to give back to the cause just to help somebody else to be a survivor.”
In addition to helping in the fight against breast cancer, Pope said that any U.S. military veteran who comes to any Shreveport- Bossier Knights game will be admitted free of charge all season long.
“I’m a disabled vet also and wanted to give back,” he said.
Pope said that he and the Knights recently visited the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, where they presented a jersey to Todd Moore, the medical center’s assistant director.
The Knights, now in their fourth season, will play against the Arkansas Silverbacks Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. at Lee Hedges Stadium. Admission is $5 or a monetary donation.