On Tuesday, May 12th at 7:00 pm, the Georgia Bulldogs and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will face off at Turner Field with a chance at hosting one of the larger crowds to ever watch a college baseball game. You can be a part of the action, and help raise money to support Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA).
Tickets ($10/each) to the Spring Classic for Kids are available via the CHOA web site, Ticketmaster or on game day starting at 5:00 pm. The event is essentially a fundraiser for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and last year they sold more than 23,000 tickets and raised more than $200,000. Here's where the money goes:
Proceeds from this event will go toward operating expenses for the intra-operative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) system, used to treat children with brain tumors and other neurological conditions.I have friends who've relied on CHOA for treatment of rare infant illnesses, and they sing the praises for this organization. That's why the Georgia Sports Blog is sponsoring this year's event at the "Double Sponsor" level.
Children's is one of only a few pediatric hospitals in the world to house this innovative, high-field strength technology, and was the first in the Southeast.. This sophisticated new technology enhances the view of a child's brain during surgery, which ultimately benefits both doctor and patient. But the machine is expensive and scarce, which is why fundraisers like the Spring Classic are so important. Children's is one of only a few pediatric hospitals in the world to house this innovative new technology.
Top 10 Regular Season Attendance Dates (Per NCAA.com)
- 40,106—SDSU (4) vs. Houston, 2004, PETCO Park, San Diego
28,836—GT (12) vs. UGA (5), 2004, Turner Field, Atlanta
27,673—LSU (9) vs. Tulane (5), 2002, Superdome, New Orleans
27,134—Triple Header, 2006, Minute Maid Park, Houston
25,175—Long Beach St. (5) vs. SDSU, 2004, PETCO Park, San Diego
23,984—Triple Header, 2007, Minute Maid Park, Houston
21,995—Triple Header, 2005, Minute Maid Park, Houston
21,724—Texas (6) vs. Rice (3), 2004, Minute Maid Park, Houston
21,620—UGA (10) vs. GT (7), 2007, Turner Field, Atlanta
21,343—LSU (9) vs. Tulane (5), 2004, Superdome, New Orleans