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Homecoming proceeds benefit Bobby Dodd Center


By Joye Purser
Campus Life Staff

On the afternoon of October 26, the Thursday of Homecoming Week, a few lucky people will win some great prizes.

Those members of the Tech community willing to splurge the one dollar for a raffle ticket will be eligible for prizes ranging from free weekend get-aways at great Atlanta hotels to dinners for two at fine restaurants to group tickets for Atlanta sporting events.

The raffle is intended to raise funds to support the Bobby Dodd Center. As stated in a media release, the mission of the Center is to "empower individuals with disabilities to maximize employment, economic self-sufficiency, independence, and inclusion and integration into society through comprehensive and coordinated state-of-the-art programs of vocational rehabilitation." The Center currently serves 200 people with disabilities per year, providing on-site training, "which is reflective of the world of work."

In an effort to establish an endowment fund, Georgia Tech Panhellenic and the Interfraternity Council (IFC) are currently involved by selling the raffle tickets. Jennifer Peckham, a senior IE major, has been working hard to put together some enticing prize packages under the supervision of Vance Voinche, the Center's funding coordinator. Since the summer, Peckham has solicited different companies for contributions to the prize packages.

"It's been very stressful," said Peckham, but just before commenting on how much she has enjoyed the work. "We got a lot of good responses [from the contributing companies]. We hope to raise about $15,000. That's our goal.." She became involved with the effort through the Panhellenic Philanthropy Committee. She commented that Scott Griffin, IFC Philanthropy Chair, and members of the Philanthropy Committee helped out a bit as well.

This event will be the second annual raffle drawing for the Bobby Dodd Center. Winners of the drawing need not be present at the pep rally that afternoon to claim their prizes. For more information, Peckham can be contacted through her e-mail at gt7964b.

In addition, the NIKE Tour Championship will sponsor its Atlanta Pro-Am Tournament at the Settindown Creek Golf Club in Roswell, Georgia. Mr. Norm Schulze needs 100 caddies and 50 standards for Tuesday, October 17, 1995. The tournament will donate to the Bobby Dodd Center $20.00 for each Tech student who caddies on that day. Tech students may keep their tips. The Tourney Director will write a personal letter of appreciation to the President Clough recognizing the students efforts. Contact Mr. Schulze at 442-0888 if you wish to be a part of this exciting event.

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