Former Bobcat Baseball Player Spotlighted in Hometown Newspaper

by: Jessica Newland, sports information student assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Former Bobcat Baseball player Kyle Allen was the spotlight in The Rockdale Citizen Tuesday. The story focuses on the importance of scholarships for student-athlete’s success.

Allen was part of the No. 3 Georgia College team who played in the College World Series in the 2010 season. After graduating in fall of 2010 with a degree in general business, Allen stayed involved with his passion of baseball and is now working for the Rome Braves, a minor league baseball team.

Allen attributes his success to the education he received at GC with the help of a scholarship that was made possible by the annual Athletic Auction. The auction is a fund-raising event held to raise money to fund these student-athlete scholarships.

Tickets for the auction can be purchased through the athletic department by calling (478) 445-6341 or directly through any staff member. The cost per ticket is $100. Each ticket gets two people in the door with dinner, an open bar, the opportunity to bid on auction items and a chance to win $10,000 in a reverse raffle. 

The full story can be viewed HERE. The article was written by Taylor Bridger, a Georgia College Mass Communications student.

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