Hoop-A-Thon fundraiser slated for Sunday

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.