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Money Down Benefit Has Returned for 2021

THE FLATS – For the third-straight season, Georgia Tech football and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta are partnering together to raise funds for the fight against childhood cancer in 2021. This season, Georgia Tech fans are once again encouraged to make pledges based on the Yellow Jackets’ success on Money Down – a phrased coined by Tech head coach Geoff Collins in reference to third and fourth downs.

For the second-straight year, Collins has pledged to donate $10 to Children’s for every Money Down stop that the Yellow Jackets make on defense this season and each Money Down that the Jackets convert into a first down on offense. Over 10 games last season, Collins donated $1,620 to Children’s based on the Jackets’ 93 Money Down stops on defense and 69 conversions on offense. Led by Collins’ personal donation, Georgia Tech fans raised a total of $10,404 through the “Money Down” promotion in 2020.

Through six games this season, Collins has already pledged $890, thanks to Georgia Tech’s 56 defensive stops and 33 offensive conversions on Money Down.

Collins encourages Georgia Tech fans to join him in contributing to the cause again in 2021. Pledges and one-time donations in any amount can be made at

The “Money Down” benefit is the latest way that Collins and Georgia Tech football have looked to support Children’s. In 2019, Georgia Tech football collaborated with Children’s to raise awareness and funds for Cape Day, an annual event that honors the true superheroes of our community, the children battling disease and illness at Children’s. Also in ‘19, Georgia Tech was the leading fundraiser for the 2019 Peach Bowl Touchdowns for Children’s campaign, which benefits the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s.

Georgia Tech (3-3, 2-2 ACC) enjoys a bye on Saturday before returning to action on Oct. 23 at Virginia. Primetime kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. and the game will be televised nationally on ACC Network.


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