March 15, 2013

Georgia College to “Play for Abe” Saturday

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – When the Georgia College softball and baseball teams takes to the field Saturday, March 16 they will have an additional goal in mind beyond winning, as in addition to the baseball game against Francis Marion University and softball doubleheader against UNC Pembroke Saturday will also be “Play for Abe Day”.

Abram Gainous, the son of GC men’s basketball assistant coach Mark and former GC women’s hoops assistant Tasha Gainous, was diagnosed with leukemia in May of 2012 at the age of 2. Abe is now in remission but still makes visits to Egleston Hospital in Atlanta for treatments. Even through all the treatments, Abe is an energetic little boy that naturally loves sports.

Donations to the Gainous family fund will be accepted at areas throughout West Campus. The Thunder Crew will be tailgating that afternoon, giving out free food, holding raffles and selling T-shirts, with all proceeds going to the Gainous family fund.

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