October 11, 2013
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Mid-city community supporting Saints season opener with a Winn-Dixie celebration at Winn-Dixie store No. 1472 in new Orleans. ​

As the Saints march their way into the 2013 NFL season, Winn-Dixie is again presenting the VIP Tailgate Program and a host of events to bring Winn-Dixie customers and Saints fans closer to their hometown heroes.

Winn-Dixie will send 40 local customers to eachhome game, giving them passes to a VIP tailgate party hosted by Winn-Dixie. This party at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is a true VIP experience that offers food, drinks and camaraderie with fellow Saints fans and VIP guests before the game.
“In New Orleans we love the Saints,” said Scott Schully, director of Winn-Dixie store No. 1472. “We are die-hard fans. Celebrating the team with the community, the organization and Saints players is something our customers and associates look forward to and enjoy.”
Winn-Dixie is also bringing the Saints party to the neighborhoods we serve. Store no. 1472 in mid-city New Orleans is showing support to the home team with a series of events. The store hosted a mid-city block party, and its parking lot was transformed into a black-and-gold tailgating haven. There were tailgate favorites, Saints-themed music, interactive activities and more. Entertainment included Mardi Gras dance crew the Cherry Bombs, the New Orleans Saints cheerleaders the Saintsations and Saints announcer Mark Romig. Kids played in a huge Saints Obstacle Course.
New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram met Saints fans at store No. 1472 before the 3-0 Saints faced the 3-0 Dolphins in a primetime Monday night showdown Sept. 30. University of Alabama fans, as well as New Orleans Saints fans, also were on hand to see the Saints star, who was a college standout and winner of the prestigious Heisman Trophy while in college.
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New Orleans running back Mark Ingram signs autographs for fans at Winn-Dixie store no. 1472 on Sept. 27.

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Die-hard fan enjoying the Winn-Dixie tailgating festivities at Winn-Dixie store No. 1472.

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