Les Miles repels down Baton Rouge 24-story building for charity

One (Photo via @LSUfball)

One America Place, the building Les Miles repelled in Baton Rouge. (Photo via @LSUfball)

On Thursday afternoon, LSU head coach Les Miles put on his mad hat and repelled down a 24-story building, One America Place, in Baton Rouge.

According to WWL.com, Miles joined Miss Louisiana Lauren Vizza, Louisiana State Senator Fred Mills and Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle to “raise awareness of the need for parents willing to adopt.” The event was part of the Louisiana Family Forum’s “Over the Edge for Adoption” campaign.

“Coach Les Miles is tops of the list and he’ll be going off at one o’clock,” said spokesman Randy Hayden.

“We’re trying to bring some attention to the fact Louisiana has almost 500 children in its foster care program right now,” Hayden said. “We’re trying to get them adopted.”

Take a journey with Les Miles as he descends down the building through these photos and videos.

Photo via Twitter (@EAVillere)

Photo via Twitter (@EAVillere)

Photo via Twitter (@dzsamuels)

Photo via Twitter (@dzsamuels)

[Vine via @LSUBillMartin]

Photo via Twitter (@LSUBillMarti)

Photo via Twitter (@LSUBillMarti)

Practice repel (via @LSUfball):

Here he goes…

Photo via Twitter (@LSUBillMartin)

Photo via Twitter (@LSUBillMartin)

Photo via (@LSUBillMartin)

Photo via (@LSUBillMartin)

Photo via Twitter (@EAVillere)

Photo via Twitter (@EAVillere)

Photo via Twitter (@LSUfball)

Photo via Twitter (@LSUfball)

Views from the inside…

Photo via Twitter (@aLLaBoUtbRiTaNy)

Photo via Twitter (@aLLaBoUtbRiTaNy)

Photo via Twitter (@jlfaircloth)

Photo via Twitter (@jlfaircloth)

And the greatest photo ever taken of the Mad Hatter…

Photo via @ClayTravisBGID

Photo via @ClayTravisBGID

  • CajunPatriot

    Les Miles is a unique coach. He leads by example. His players love him.

    He led his players in the Harlem Shuffle and they loved him and were surprised he could dance.

    He and his staff bring the starting players to visit with children who are ill in children’s wards of Louisiana hospitals each year. They bring LSU merchandise including footballs, jerseys, pennants, posters and other things that the players have signed. The players and Coach Miles and his staff spend time with the children, listening to them, making them the center of attention. They make a difference in the lives of the kids and their parents. Every time we have called Coach Miles he has come.

    With his bravery exhibited in this 24 story repel, Miles has brought great attention to the plight of over 500 foster children in Louisiana.

    Keep up the great work Coach Les Miles!