Celebrity Athletes and Community Leaders
Attend Evening in the End Zone
ATLANTA– October 23, 2018 – The Lighthouse hosted its fall fundraiser, Evening in the End Zone, and recognized great athletes and leaders who continue to have a positive impact in the world, on October 18, 2018.
This year, with legendary University of Georgia and NFL kicker Kevin Butler as the Host Committee Chair and emcee for the second year in a row, three awards were presented to three deserving leaders. First, the Gary Stokan Hero of the Gridiron Award was given to former college and professional football quarterback and 1996 Heisman Trophy winner, Danny Wuerffel. Second, the George Crumbley Vision for the Future Award was given to Ron Canakaris, Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Montag & Caldwell and limited partner of the Atlanta Falcons. Lastly, the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Beacon of Hope Award was awarded to Dr. William Degenhart for his unwavering commitment to vision and hearing care for the uninsured in his community.