Hoop-A-Thon fundraiser slated for Sunday

Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Spencer Watson is preparing for a trip to Brazil as part of the World Citizen Year project.
Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Spencer Watson is preparing for a trip to Brazil as part of the World Citizen Year project.

Spencer Watson’s plans to raise money for the Global Citizen Year project don’t involve jambalaya or spaghetti dinners.

Watson, 19, of Prairieville, is hosting a Hoop-A-Thon in Jambalaya Park starting at 10 a.m. Sunday.

People are asked to donate as he hula-hoops in the park.

His goal is to raise $2,500 for the Global Citizen Year project before he leaves later this month for Brazil as part of the program.

While in Brazil, Watson will live with a family and learn Portuguese.

While Watson’s trip to Brazil is fully funded, he is raising the money to replenish the scholarship pool that pay for his trip.