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BRG Continues Tradition with Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance

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Tickets and tables are available now

Baton Rouge, La. – Families have been making memories at Baton Rouge General’s annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance since 1993. The event was so cherished for Raphael Crawford and his daughter Nathalie that they traveled back to Baton Rouge from Germany in 2016 to attend the dance. And the idea of starting a new tradition was so compelling for Taylor Kleinpeter Watts that her daughter Charlie Marie was only nine days old the first time she attended the dance with dad Austin Watts and grandfather Troy Kleinpeter.

Hosted by the Baton Rouge General Foundation, this year’s event will be held Sunday, March 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Raising Cane’s River Center downtown. The dance began 25 years with 100 guests and grew to more than 1,300 attendees in 2017. Proceeds support the patients and families served by BRG. Funds raised last year benefitted BRG’s Regional Burn Center.

To commemorate its 25th anniversary, this year’s dance will include a special appearance by pop sensation band Pop Princess, as well as a pop-up gift shop, Disney princesses, a table decorating contest, and much more. Individual tickets, sponsorships and table packages are available at or by calling (225) 763-4373.

Attendees enjoy the 2017 event:

people dancing


About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit