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Friday, April 20, 2012

Kauffman Tire and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Celebrate 10th Annual Spring Classic for Kids

Kauffman Tire and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Celebrate 10th Annual Spring Classic for Kids
Turner Field plays host to in-state rivals Georgia and Georgia Tech

ATLANTA (April 9, 2012) – The tradition continues for the 10th straight year as Georgia and Georgia Tech prepare to square off in the Kauffman Tire Spring Classic for Kids on April 24 at Turner Field. The Kauffman Tire Spring Classic is one of the highest-attended regular season NCAA baseball games each year, selling more than 20,000 tickets in 2011.

Proceeds from the event benefit the pediatric research of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Neurosciences Program.  Children's Neurosciences Program collaborates with other institutions to discover preventative, diagnostic and wellness strategies for children with serious medical illnesses or challenges.  

“We are proud to be involved with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and to be an integral part of the Spring Classic for Kids again this year,” said Mark Kauffman, President of Kauffman Tire. “Kauffman Tire is excited to support an event that has such a significant positive impact within the community."

Fans also have the opportunity to support Children’s leading up to the game though the Text-to-Give Challenge. A $10 contribution can be made by texting either ‘DAWGS’ or ‘TECH’ to 90999. This is a one-time donation, and the school with the most texts will be announced during the Kauffman Tire Spring Classic.

This is the second of three meetings between Georgia and Georgia Tech this season. The Bulldogs defeated the Yellow Jackets 7-1 in Athens on March 20, and they will meet again May 9 at Russ Chandler Stadium. Georgia leads the Kauffman Tire Spring Classic series with a 7-2 record.

General admission tickets are $12. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Tickets are also available at Turner Field the day of the event.

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