THE FLATS – Ten Georgia Tech football student-athletes made a visit to spend time with young friends at Children’s Scottish Rite Hospital on Thursday. The visit came in conjunction with the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, which Tech will participate in its 2023 season opener on Sept. 1.
VIDEO: Georgia Tech football at Children's Scottish Rite Hospital (June 22, 2023)
The Yellow Jackets that made the trip to Children’s Scottish Rite included defensive back LaMiles Brooks, running back Trevion Cooley, offensive lineman Weston Franklin, quarterback Haynes King, defensive back Jaylon King, tight end Dylan Leonard, quarterback Zach Pyron, wide receiver Malik Rutherford, running back Dontae Smith and defensive lineman Sylvain Yondjouen. They were joined by the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl’s official mascot, Huddles.
At Scottish Rite, the Yellow Jackets joined young patients in the hospital’s game zone where they did arts and crafts and played card games, basketball, foosball, air hockey, table tennis and golf. The Jackets also posed for photos and presented their friends with autographed footballs.
“It’s a really cool experience for us,” Leonard said. “These kids are going through these hard times and they keep such a happy attitude and a smile on their faces. It really puts things into perspective for our lives and when we go through hard times. It’s really awesome.”
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