The Joe Gemelli Fleur De Lis Award was created in 1989. This honor is presented to a person who has contributed to the betterment of the New Orleans Saints and supported the franchise. This award is not intended for Saints players, coaches, or primary front-office personnel. The award is named after the late Joe Gemelli, who was the founder of the Touchdown Club of New Orleans, a tremendous New Orleans Saints fan and New Orleans clothier.
PREVIOUS JOE GEMELLI FLEUR DE LIS AWARD RECIPIENTS
1990—Joe Gemelli (award later named for him)
2001—Peter “Champ” Clark
2005—NO INDUCTEES due to Hurricane Katrina
2007—New Orleans Saints Fans (Marcy Beter)
2010—Dan Simmons & Glennon “Silky” Powell
2013—Peter Finney Sr.
2014—Al Nastasi and Tony Piazza
2016—Howard Lee “Hokie” Gajan Jr.
2018—Michael C. Hebert
2019-Gov. Kathleen Blanco
2020-NO INDUCTEES due to pandemic
2023-Steve Paretti and Bob Parkinson