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Grizzlies Pledge Proceeds of Opening Game to ALS Association of Georgia as Dr. Wilson Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

The Georgia Gwinnett College Office of Athletics, led by a newly-soaked Director of Athletics, Dr. Darin S. Wilson, pledged to put its money where its mouth is.

While taking the popular “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” on Friday, Aug. 15, Wilson announced that the Grizzlies were teaming up with the ALS Association of Georgia to help in the fight.
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The Grizzlies will donate all ticket proceeds from the women’s soccer team’s Opening Day game this fall, Aug. 24 against Faulkner (Ala.), to ALS Georgia. The game will take place at the Grizzly Soccer Complex on campus in Lawrenceville. General admission tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth, seniors and military members.

Wilson answered the challenge from the Grizzly student-athletes and staff, led by the women’s soccer team, which had first brought the Challenge to campus.

“We are very excited to raise awareness, and most importantly, dollars, to help our Georgia Chapter in their determined fight,” said Wilson. “We look to strengthen key external relationships such as this in our community. But first, we need to dry off!”

See Wilson’s pledge video, plus the men’s and women’s soccer teams’ unique Challenge videos, here

Find out more about the ALS Association of Georgia, including donation information, at

The Grizzlies enter their third year of intercollegiate competition in 2014-15.

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Georgia Gwinnett College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Association of Independent Institutions (AII). The Office of Athletics’ core purpose is to develop lifelong leaders of character through academic and athletic excellence. Visit the Georgia Gwinnett Grizzlies’ Web site at

Georgia Gwinnett College is a four-year, accredited liberal arts college providing access to targeted baccalaureate degrees that meet economic development needs of the growing and diverse population of Gwinnett County and the northeast Atlanta metropolitan region. GGC opened its doors in August 2006 as the nation’s first four-year public college founded in the 21st century, and the first in Georgia in more than 100 years. Georgia Gwinnett produces contributing citizens and future leaders for Georgia and the nation. Its graduates are inspired to contribute to their local, state, nation and international communities and are prepared to anticipate and respond effectively to an uncertain and changing world. Visit Georgia Gwinnett College’s Web site at