Monday, April 15, 2013

Georgia vs Georgia Tech Baseball Teams to Battle in 11th Annual Kauffman Tire Spring Classic for Kids



In-state rivals clash to support Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta



We are heading to the Kauffman Tire Spring Classic for Kids at Turner Field on Tuesday, April 23 as Georgia and Georgia Tech meet in this annual neutral-site showdown. With more than 20,000 tickets sold each year, the Kauffman Tire Spring Classic is one of the highest-attended regular season NCAA baseball games every season.


 


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





“We support the Spring Classic for Kids because it’s such a positive event for the community,” said Mark Kauffman, President of Kauffman Tire. “Our company is proud to be affiliated with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, an organization committed to providing the best possible care for Atlanta’s families.”




Fans can also support Children’s and their favorite team through the Text-to-Give Challenge. A $10 donation can be made by texting either ‘TECH’ or ‘DAWGS’ to 50555.  


This is a one-time donation, and the school with the most texts will be announced during the game.


 

This is the second of three meetings between Georgia and Georgia Tech this season. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Bulldogs 7-5 in Athens on April 9, and they will meet again May 14 at Russ Chandler Stadium. Georgia leads the Kauffman Tire Spring Classic series with a 7-3 record.




General admission tickets are $12. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.choa.org/springclassic. Tickets are also available at Turner Field the day of the event. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.



About Kauffman Tire

Family owned and operated since 1936, Kauffman Tire has grown from a single service station in Wooster, Ohio to over 50 retail locations in the Southeast. With over 40 state-of-the-art facilities right here in Atlanta, Kauffman Tire is dedicated to earning each customer's business with honest and dependable performance. Founded on its commitment to customer service, Kauffman Tire aims to exceed customers' expectations with quality, service and price at every visit.


About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Managing more than half a million patient visits annually at three hospitals and 20 neighborhood locations, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S.News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s has made an impact in the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit www.choa.org for more information.
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