Ep96: Sonny Lee On Tom Benson, Bivian Lee, Jr. & Mentoring Fatherless Boys In New Orleans
Son of a Saint (www.sonofasaint.org) Executive Director Sonny Lee joins the show to talk about his organization that mentors fatherless New Orleans boys. We begin the show on the recent passing of Saints & Pelicans owner Tom Benson, for whom Sonny served as chief aid in the 2000's. Sonny recounts his own father, former Saints Defensive Back Bivian Lee, Jr., who passed when Sonny was only 3 years old. We touch on the professional and social climate of the NFL in the 1970s, Sonny’s experiences growing up without a father, and how those experiences led him to founding Son of a Saint. Gambit Weekly’s 2016 Man of the Year talks in detail about his organization’s approach, programs, and successes. A genuinely great guy and great episode- please check out and support www.sonofasaint.org.
As always, liner note from producer Spencer everybody...
Sonny Lee 7:09
Sonny Lee joins the pod (0:01)
Growing up in New Orleans (0:05)
Son of a Saint (0:11)
Traveling with the kids (0:25)
Supporting Son of a Saint (0:32)
2016 Gambit’s New Orleanian of the Year (0:39)
Final Plugs (0:45)