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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
The Hector San Miguel Memorial Fund will honor the late Shawn Martin at a luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 11:30 a.m. in the L'Auberge Casino Resort Ballroom.
Nationally known author Jeff Pearlman will deliver the keynote address.
An award-winning American Press investigative reporter and photographer for 20 years, Martin led the paper's Beauregard-Vernon News Bureau. He covered local and state government, Fort Polk and a variety of other areas of interest to readers. He broke the story on how Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff took advantage of representing the Coushatta Tribe. The story went nationwide, and Martin was featured in "Casino Jack and the United States of Money", a 2010 documentary on Abramoff. Martin died in February at the age of 48.
The award that will be presented posthumously to Martin is named for his former colleague at the Press, Hector San Miguel, who left an indelible mark on our community through an award-winning journalism career driven by his relentless pursuit of the truth. The Memorial Fund in Hector's memory recognizes others for their outstanding achievement in journalism. In partnership with the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana, the goal is to give an annual award stipend for a recipient selected by the fund's advisory board. The Community Foundation, the host of the Dec. 6 luncheon, is a non-profit organization that assists donors and philanthropists with their charitable giving. The Community Foundation holds the fund in a field of interest endowment.
L'Auberge Casino Resort is the Presenting Sponsor of the luncheon. Luncheon reservations, available for $20 or $160 for a reserved table of eight, must be made in advance and purchased by check or cash. Contact the Community Foundation at (337) 491-6688 or email@example.com for further information. Reservations must be made by Thursday, Nov. 29. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Nationally known sports author Jeff Pearlman will deliver the event's keynote speech. Pearlman is the author of best-selling books on the Dallas Cowboys ("Boys Will Be Boys"), Roger Clemens ("The Rocket That Fell to Earth"), Barry Bonds ("Love Me, Hate Me"), Walter Payton ("Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton") and the New York Mets ("The Bad Guys Won!").
Hector lost his battle with leukemia in December 2009 at the age of 51. He is remembered as a passionate journalist, faithful friend and dedicated husband and father. Through hard-hitting investigative pieces, Hector earned numerous state and regional awards and the position of City Editor at the American Press. Hector's wife Theresa, an award winning journalist at KPLC-TV, and family members will be on hand.