By Ethan Burch, Sports Editor
The Glenda Gooch House has announced that University of Georgia Head Football Coach Mark Richt will speak at the First Baptist Church of Blairsville on February 18.
The Glenda Gooch House is a fully accommodated home located on Wallings Road, across from Union General Hospital. The house is designed for those who are hospitalized and their families that prefer to be near them as well. According to the organization’s web page, the Glenda Gooch House had accommodated 124 families as of November 28.
Known for his inspirational speaking, Coach Richt is scheduled to begin speaking at First Baptist Church of Blairsville at 12:35 p.m.
Tickets to the event will be sold to adults for the price of $20. Students and youth who are the age of 6-17 will receive a discount putting the ticket cost at $10. All proceeds of the event will benefit the Glenda Gooch House
One requirement for persons under the age of 16 is that he or she must be accompanied by a parent or adult to and from the event. Event tickets can be purchased at United Community Bank locations in Blairsville and Hiawassee.
According to event staff, parking is limited. Because of this, it is encouraged that those who can carpool do so. The doors of the event will open at 11 a.m.
It is asked that those who attend do not cameras or cell phones into the event. Also, no photo or autograph sessions will be held following the event.
According to the Glenda Gooch committee, the maximum number of ticket purchases has been set at 10 per individual.
Those who purchase tickets to the event will also have the opportunity to receive discounts at participating local restaurants on the day of the event. If your ticket is on hand, check local restaurants for a 10 percent Bulldog discount in order to receive these benefits. Restaurants offering the 10 percent Bulldog discount will have a red or black balloon displayed outside of the establishment and an announcement posted at the entrance of the restaurant.
By Brand Driver,Staff Writer
This year, college football in the state of Georgia has lacked success for the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech. These two teams should be quite a matchup for this year’s major rivalry between the two Georgia rivals.
While UGA has looked to the passing game for the majority of their offense this season, sophomore Aaron Murray has had a lot of responsibility on his back as a team leader.
Georgia Tech has an offence consisting of a strong running game ranked third in the nation in rushing yards. Freshman running back Mustafa Greene has rushed for four touchdowns on the season to keep head coach Paul Johnson’s rushing attack strong.
At the beginning of the season, UGA head coach Mark Richt thought highly of the Dawgs football team.
In an interview about his thoughts on the upcoming season Richt said, “I think a lot of the ingredients are there for a tremendous season.”
So far, it looks like Mark Richt has not been rewarded with the results that he had hoped for.
Both teams have not lived up to their potential yet in 2010, but the season is still far from over. The Georgia Tech offense should be picking up soon as senior quarterback Josh Nesbit has the ability to provide leadership and playmaking for his team.
The annual rivalry game between UGA and Georgia Tech is scheduled for November 27, and has all the makings of a competitive match-up.
Georgia Tech has a winning record of 3-2, with UGA falling behind the Jackets with a record of 1-4. While Tech will plan to run all over the Dawgs, UGA and junior wide receiver A.J. Green will look to attack the Jackets through the air.
This should be a game to watch for as both in-state teams look to continue the rivalry on November 27, as they battle it out between the hedges at Sanford Stadium in Athens.