Friday, December 2, 2011

Dawgs Lead Good Works Team


The University of Georgia leads the nation in football players named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, and on Thursday a number of those honorees gathered to further their efforts within the community.

Six former Dawg stars joined representatives from the Southeastern Conference and Allstate Insurance to lend their hands to charity as part of the third annual Allstate SEC Good Works Day in Atlanta. Planned in conjunction with Hands on Atlanta, the community service initiative benefitted CHRIS Kids, a local organization that provides safe and stable living environments and offers mental health services for children and

A pair of former All-American offensive linemen, brothers Matt and Jon Stinchcomb, teamed with former Dawg quarterbacks David Greene and D.J. Shockley, defensive lineman Quentin Moses, defensive back Kelin Johnson, and several volunteers from the SEC and Allstate, to wrap holiday gifts, prepare lunches, paint murals and landscape the grounds at the CHRIS Kids facility on Fayetteville Road. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive was also on hand at the event.

The Georgia football alumni share a unique bond in that all six players were selected to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team during their college careers for their commitment to service and volunteerism. Since the national award began in 1992, no school or conference has had more student athletes named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team than Georgia and the SEC.

Earlier this fall, current Georgia tight end Aron White became the 13th Dawg to receive the prestigious honor. Allstate also partnered with the SEC and former Georgia players for Good Works Day events in Atlanta leading up to the SEC Football Championship games in 2009 and 2010.

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