Wednesday, November 30, 2011

UGA Legends team up with SEC Good Works Team

Georgia Bulldog Football Legends Team with Allstate, Southeastern Conference to Support CHRIS Kids on Allstate SEC Good Works Day

Atlanta, GA
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Third annual community project will feature SEC Commissioner Mike Slive as volunteers donate their time to Atlanta-based youth services organization

WHO:                                       Prior to the 2011 SEC Football Championship, a group of former University of Georgia and Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team® members will join employees from Allstate and the Southeastern Conference, including commissioner Mike Slive, in a community service project at CHRIS Kids in Atlanta.

Former Bulldog offensive lineman and current SEC Network analyst Matt Stinchcomb is scheduled to participate and is available to discuss the event during in-studio or phone media interviews that morning.  Other Georgia football alumni to attend include Jon Stinchcomb, David Greene, D.J. Shockley and Kelin Johnson. 

WHAT:                                      Planned in conjunction with Hands On Atlanta, Allstate SEC Good Works Day is a third annual community service initiative featuring volunteers from Allstate, the SEC and former Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® members to support CHRIS Kids, a non-profit organization that provides safe and stable living environments and offers mental health services for children.

Volunteer activities will include painting murals, landscaping, preparing meals and holiday gift wrapping.  As a proud sponsor of the SEC, Allstate will present Hands On Atlanta with a donation check at the event on Thursday.

Since 1992, the Good Works Team® has recognized college football players who stand out for their commitment to serving others. The SEC has had more players selected to the team (54) than any other conference in the award’s 20-year history.

Before the two best teams in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) square off in downtown Atlanta for the 2011 SEC Football Championship, Allstate Insurance Company, the SEC and a group of dedicated former college football players will lend their helping hands to charity as part of the third annual “Allstate SEC Good Works Day” in Atlanta on Dec. 1, 2011.

Former University of Georgia football players Matt Stinchcomb, Jon Stinchcomb, David Greene, D.J. Shockley and Kelin Johnson will join a combined team of Allstate employees and Atlanta-area agents as well as SEC staff, including SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, to volunteer at a local youth services organization. The project is in conjunction with Hands On Atlanta.

The Bulldog football alumni participating in the community project share a unique bond in that during their playing days at Georgia, they all were selected to the Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team®, a prestigious national award honoring college football players for their commitment to volunteerism. 

"Southeastern Conference student-athletes perform acts of kindness in the community all year," said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. "We are excited to be in Atlanta and working with Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association for 'Allstate SEC Good Works Day'."

In September, Allstate and the AFCA announced the 22 student-athletes selected to the 2011 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®. In the 20-year history of the award, no conference has had more student-athletes named to the Good Works Team® than the SEC, which has featured 54 players on the team. 

Matt Stinchcomb, a two-time All-American offensive lineman at Georgia and current SEC Network television analyst, also serves as voting panelist for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®.  

“Now in its third year, it’s great to see this event build momentum here in my hometown while underscoring the importance of supporting local charities, especially those that provide positive resources for young people,” said Stinchcomb.

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