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.