THE FLATS – Georgia Tech was the leading fundraiser for the 2019 Peach Bowl Touchdowns for Children’s campaign, Peach Bowl, Inc. announced on Thursday.
Touchdowns for Children’s is Peach Bowl, Inc.’s annual campaign to benefit the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. College football fans are encouraged to pledge a specific dollar amount for every touchdown scored by their favorite team during the 12-game regular season. All proceeds are matched by Peach Bowl, Inc.
Georgia Tech fans donated $124,586 of the $515,719 raised for the Peach Bowl Touchdowns for Children’s campaign during the 2019 season.
In addition to Yellow Jackets fans leading the way in the Peach Bowl Touchdowns for Children’s campaign, Georgia Tech football also collaborated with Children’s in 2019 to raise awareness and funds for Children’s annual Cape Day. Most notably, Tech teamed with adidas to develop Onyx Gray Cape Day uniforms, which the Jackets wore for their Oct. 5 contest versus North Carolina. Georgia Tech coaches and student-athletes also wore Children’s capes during their traditional pregame walk down Yellow Jacket Alley to Bobby Dodd Stadium and the Jackets’ game captains wore capes to midfield for the pregame coin toss in honor of the true superheroes of our community, the children battling disease and injury at Children’s.
VIDEO: Georgia Tech Football/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Cape Day 2019
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