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The Call For Life Gala

Featuring Mark Richt to benefit A Beacon of Hope

Looking for a luxurious night out on the town? On Saturday, March 5 you may have the chance to meet Georgia Bulldogs legend Mark Richt at The Call For Life Gala & Auction in a beautiful venue, the Hotel at Avalon. The festivities will kick off with an exclusive VIP reception where guests will have the opportunity to have their photograph taken with Mark and receive a signed copy of his book, “Making the Call.” The main event will feature a cocktail reception, wine pull, raffle, seated dinner, auction and keynote speech by Richt.

All proceeds from this 24th annual banquet will benefit A Beacon of Hope, an accredited medical clinic dedicated to serving young girls and women facing unplanned pregnancy and sexual health crises. Mark's passion for pre-born life was most poignantly demonstrated when he and his wife Katharyn adopted two abandoned babies.

One of Beacon’s patients named Danielle (pictured here) shared, “Everyone at A Beacon of Hope was so warm and caring. I never felt judged, and I always knew they were there if I ever needed anything. When I saw Chloe on the ultrasound machine, that’s when it hit me. This baby is really forming inside me every hour.”

Funds raised through this event will not only provide free medical services and compassionate care to pregnant women, but it will also give babies a healthy start in life, and help new families transition from crisis to stability through parenting education and practical support until their babies reach age two.

Mark Richt currently serves as a studio analyst for the ACC Network. Prior to that, Richt served as head football coach at the University of Miami and the University of Georgia. Georgia won two SEC championships, six SEC East titles and nine bowl games under Richt, and finished the season in the Associated Press Top 10 rankings seven times. In addition, Richt coached two quarterbacks to the Heisman Trophy: Charlie Ward in 1993 and Chris Weinke in 2000.

Platinum sponsor, The Malon D. Mimms Company, has generously partnered with Beacon on this event for the past eleven years. Remaining sponsorship opportunities, which include extensive recognition, range from $1,000 to $15,000. Early registration closed in February, but tickets and sponsorships may still be available at  Advanced registration is required. COVID-19 safety precautions are detailed on the event webpage.

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