Sunday, July 20, 2008
Matt and Jon Stinchcomb started Georgia's "Countdown to Kickoff" in 2006 as a way for current and former players to say thank you to fans and to give back by raising money for worthy causes. These causes include Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, the Georgia Transplant Foundation, the Children's Tumor Foundation, and UGA's Pediatric Exercise and Motor Development Clinic. Last year the event raised $121,000, and this year's attendance nearly doubled that of 2007. The Stinchcomb Brothers both played at Georgia, and went on into the Pro's. Jon is currently an offensive tackle with the New Orleans Saints. Celebrities for the event included 50 current and former Dawgs.