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$5.2 MILLION AND COUNTING: TOM GLAVINE STEPS UP FOR TRANSPLANT COMMUNITY

Go Getters Magazine

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine and a wide range of all-star athletes from around the nation teamed up on Friday, January 28, for the 19th annual “Tom Glavine’s Spring Training” event benefiting the Georgia Transplant Foundation (GTF). The event was held at Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta and raised more than $250,000 for transplant candidates, recipients, living donors, and their families throughout the state of Georgia.

Athletes in attendance at the event included Atlanta Braves players Peter Moylan and Chris Medlen, to name a few. The amazing night also featured live and silent auctions with items including guitars signed by B.B. King and Waylon Jennings, as well as a framed piece featuring autographs from John Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, and Teddy Kennedy.

“Our 19th annual Tom Glavine’s Spring Training was an overwhelming success,” said Pat Rotchford, Managing Director of the Georgia Transplant Foundation. “Thanks to the athletes, sponsors and volunteers who helped pull this event together, GTF can continue to provide essential services to Georgia’s organ transplant populations.”

Top sponsors for the event included: Saint Joseph’s Hospital’s Mercy Foundation, E&J Gallo Winery, Grey Goose Vodka, Shane’s Rib Shack, Forensic Pathology Services P.C., Yuengling, and “Chipping in for Life” Golf Tournament

Since the event’s debut in 1992, “Tom Glavine’s Spring Training” has raised more than $5.2 million to benefit the Georgia Transplant Foundation. GTF uses the funds to provide emergency financial assistance, mentoring, scholarships, and a host of other services to more than 11,095 Georgians affected by organ transplantation.

Founded in Atlanta in 1992, the Georgia Transplant Foundation (GTF) is a non-profit organization providing financial, educational, and emotional support to transplant candidates, recipients, living donors, and their families throughout the state of Georgia. GTF is funded through the generosity of the Carlos and Marguerite Mason Trust, corporations and individuals. Eighty-five percent of all funds raised directly supports Georgia’s organ transplant community. For more information, please visit www.gatransplant.org or call toll free 1.866.428.9411.