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Evening in the End Zone

Annual Evening in the End Zone for Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation Fundraising Event Set to Kick Off October 17, 2022

ATLANTA (July 12, 2022) – Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation and Peach Bowl, Inc. have teamed up for 5th annual Evening in the End Zone fundraising event. Proceeds raised will benefit Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation’s full continuum of vision services which include vision screenings, complete eye exams, prescription eyeglasses to surgery for uninsured and underinsured Georgians. Vision services are provided statewide through our Chamblee full service optical clinic, 3 Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation glasses only clinics located at Grady Hospital and Grady Primary Health Center Brookhaven and Kirkwood locations, as well as our Framekit program, and Mobile Clinic.

Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation works with a network of ophthalmologists to provide patients with optical surgery when needed. Surgery assistance for cataracts, glaucoma and diabetes-related vision loss is also provided.

Evening in the End Zone honors the legacy of great athletes, coaches, administrators, and medical professionals (typically optometrists or ophthalmologists) who have a strong, positive impact within their communities. This event will recognize those individuals and their invaluable contributions to the well-being of our state. This year, on Monday, October 17, 2022, we will celebrate the University of Georgia’s Championship Legacy by honoring the University of Georgia Football Coaches and Athletic Directors from 1980 and 2021 including: Coach Vince Dooley, Coach Kirby Smart and Athletic Director Josh Brooks.

Heading into its fifth year, Evening in the End Zone has raised a total of more than $250,000 for Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation patients. This year, the goal is to raise $350,000.

“We are looking forward to another UGA football season and the opportunity to reach fans and UGA alumni to help individuals throughout our state see more clearly,” said Nanon Morrison, Interim Executive Director, Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation. “Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation is so fortunate to have supporting University of Georgia football fans and Peach Bowl, Inc. on our team helping our mission to bring sight to Georgians who need it most.” There are multiple ways to get involved, sponsorship, purchase a table or making a one-time donation to Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation.

“We’re thrilled to once again partner with Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation for this noble cause as we celebrate college football,” said Gary Stokan, CEO and president of Peach Bowl, Inc. “Hopefully Georgia’s avid Bulldog fans will be the real MVPs this year by teaming up with us to give sight to Georgia’s who need it most.”
To become a sponsor, purchase a table or tickets or to check out the current fundraising leaderboard, visit https://www.classy.org/event/evening-in-the-end-zone/e405434


About Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation
As the most comprehensive statewide vision services provider organization in Georgia, Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation is the trusted leader in providing improved sight to Georgians who need it most. The not-for-profit organization’s mission is to provide vision with education, detection, prevention and treatment. Through strategic partnerships and mobilizing healthcare professionals, research and technology, we enable greater independence and increased quality of life for Georgians in financial need. Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation is the largest vision care providers for uninsured and underinsured in the state, managing more than 6000 patients visits annually at a full-service optical clinic, three glasses-only clinics, mobile clinics, and the new statewide tele-optometry program to address the unmet vision care of Georgians. Consistently ranked among the top non-profit organization Georgia, Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation has impacted the lives of Georgians for more than years 73 years thanks to generous support from the community. Visit lionslighthouse.org for more information

About Peach Bowl, Inc.
Peach Bowl, Inc. operates the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, one of the New Year’s Six Bowls selected to host the College Football Playoff. The Bowl has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the country, with 53 percent of its games being decided by a touchdown or less. Peach Bowl, Inc. has disbursed $260.8 million in team payouts over its 51-year history. Peach Bowl, Inc. also leads all other bowl game organizations in charitable and scholarship contributions, committing more than $53.8 million to organizations in need since 2002. Peach Bowl, Inc. also runs the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament, manages The Dodd Trophy national coach of the year award and led the relocation and financial foundation of the College Football Hall of Fame to Atlanta. For more information, visit Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com.https://www.classy.org/event/evening-in-the-end-zone-sponsorship/e406987