Kicking Childhood Cancer

Kicking Childhood Cancer 




To kick off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and commemorate the 100th anniversary of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, University of Georgia Head Football Coach Mark Richt and Georgia Tech Head Football Coach Paul Johnson are issuing a challenge to their fans across the state of Georgia.

Every year, more children die from pediatric cancer than any other disease. Coach Richt and Coach Johnson are encouraging their fans to team up with them and help do something about this devastating disease during the month of September. 

Both coaches are challenging their fans to make a $100 donation in honor of Children’s 100th anniversary. Participants will be registered to enter to win one of the following prizes:

  • UGA fans are eligible to win one of 16 Coach Richt autographed footballs
  • GT fans are eligible to win one of 16 Coach Johnson autographed footballs
  • All participants are eligible to win one of 32 official NCAA baseballs signed by, Braves Hall of Fame pitcher, John Smoltz who is also a loyal, longtime supporter of the Aflac Cancer Center

In a final drawing, one UGA fan and one GT fan will be chosen from the donors to receive two tickets each to the annual UGA/GT state championship game on Saturday, November 28 at Grant Field in Atlanta. The fan of the winning team will be on the field during the Governor’s Cup presentation by Governor Nathan Deal and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to the winning coach and team in a postgame ceremony.





About the Aflac Cancer Center

The Aflac Cancer Center has one of the largest childhood cancer programs in the country and it is recognized as one of the top centers of its kind by U.S.News & World Report. On average, the center sees more than 350 new cancer patients each year–nearly one newly diagnosed child every single day.