Kaplan, La., is hometown to Sammy Kershaw, and for the last several years he has hosted a series of events and fund raisers in the community for the Sammy Kershaw Foundation of Acadiana. The foundation is dedicated to assisting abused, neglected, ill and disadvantaged children in the area. For example, in 1999 the foundation donated $125,000 to a variety of causes including Make-a-Wish, United Way, Special Olympics, Muscular Dystrophy and many other organizations in southern Louisiana. This year, Kershaw is planning a week's worth of activities. The second annual Sam Slam Baseball Game will be held on April 29, and golf-minded fans will enjoy the May 1 Sammy Kershaw Golf Classic. An Evening with Sammy Kershaw will be May 3, and will include dinner and a live auction. The highlight of the week, Sam Jam II, will feature Kershaw along with Terri Clark, Cajun favorites Kip Sonnier and Hurricane, Jo-El Sonnier and Blake Luquette. Tickets may be purchased through Tickets Plus at 1-800-585-3737, or check out Kershaw's web site for more information at www.sammykershaw.com.