Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - Kick-off Carnival at STHF Gurney Games

Kick off Carnival Season with STH Foundation Gurney Games

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

COVINGTON – St. Tammany Hospital Foundation is kicking off 2019 Carnival with Gurney Games presented by fl+WB Architects, Feb. 17, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Covington Trailhead.

“The foundation is excited to kick off Mardi Gras season in downtown Covington with this unique fundraiser,” Melanie Rudolph, foundation specialist, said. “Proceeds from the 2019 event will benefit the STPH expansion initiative, funding innovative and lifesaving technology in our new four-story, private patient room addition.”

Gurney Games is a fundraising event benefiting St. Tammany Hospital Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. This exciting event features teams of costumed racers navigating hospital gurneys through a fun and challenging obstacle course. In addition to the race, teams also parade down the street and are judged on costuming, gurney décor and fan favorite.

There are many opportunities to be involved in Gurney Games by sponsoring STPH department teams, forming corporate or community teams or sponsoring event areas, raceway signs or other high profile fixtures of the event. Gurney Games is a unique opportunity to gain exposure for local businesses while also demonstrating commitment to the Northshore community and St. Tammany Parish Hospital.

Gurney Games will take place at the Covington Trailhead, and north New Hampshire St. will be closed off between east Lockwood and Plaza Drive. The games are open to the public and will include food and beverage for purchase, music, dancing, a children’s play area and more.

For more information, visit or contact Melanie Rudolph in the foundation office at 985-898-4141 or




St. Tammany Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to support and enhance the healing work of the physicians and staff of St. Tammany Parish Hospital. Through the development of philanthropic support, the foundation seeks to fortify the promise to provide world-class health care close to home, now and for generations to come.

A full-service acute care facility committed to providing world-class healthcare and the latest technology, St. Tammany Parish Hospital delivers today’s life-improving procedures with the utmost care to area residents with emphasis on wellness, preventive care and disease management close to home. STPH is recognized for quality, safety and the patient experience by Leapfrog, Hospital Compare, Healthgrades, CareChex and Women’s Choice. STPH is a self-supporting not-for-profit community hospital; it receives no tax funding. STPH is in a long-term strategic partnership with Ochsner Health System. Learn more at