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LifeLink of Georgia honoring Augusta GreenJackets with Donate Life Champion Award

AUGUSTA, GA – (April 25, 2017) -    In recognition of the Augusta GreenJacket’s outstanding support of organ, eye and tissue donation, LifeLink of Georgia has partnered with  Donate Life America (DLA) to present the team with a Donate Life Champion award.  Donate Life Champion awards are given to well-known athletes, teams and other role models within the sports community who have demonstrated remarkable support for donation and inspire others to give the Gift of Life.  Previously awarded Donate Life Champions include the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chris Klug, Family of Paco Rodriguez, Washburn University, Ma’ake Kemoeatu, Detroit Tigers, David Eckstein, New Hampshire Fishercats, Michael Jordan, Memphis Redbirds among many others.

Augusta GreenJackets received this award because they continue to support donation through a yearly Donate Life Night to highlight organ donation and put the spotlight on recipients in the CSRA who are able to enjoy a night at the ballpark because of their transplants, as well as organ donors and their families who make renewed life possible.

“Our team is honored to work with LifeLink of Georgia to educate GreenJackets fans on the importance of organ donation. We are humbled to be recognized as a Donate Life Champion for the commitment our team has to this community,” says Tom Denlinger, General Manager Augusta GreenJackets, “One fan can potentially save and improve the lives of seventy-five people by being an organ and tissue donor. Today, the GreenJackets organization encourages everyone to take action to save lives.”

We each have the opportunity to help make a lifesaving difference for critically ill patients, simply by registering as organ and tissue donors online at www.DonateLifeGeorgia.org or during a driver license transaction while at your local driver license office. Contact LifeLink of Georgia for more information on organ and tissue donation at (800) 544-6667 or visit www.LifeLinkFoundation.org.

Join the GreenJackets and LifeLink of Georgia at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Friday, April 28th as the Greenville Drive (Red Sox) come to town for Donate Life Night with a 7:05pm first pitch.  The first 1,000 fans will receive a LifeLink of Georgia Car Flag Giveaway.  Fans will have the opportunity to register to become organ donors on the concourse as well as learn more about organ donation throughout the game.  Post-game kids can run the bases.

The 29th consecutive season of professional baseball in Augusta is underway. All GreenJackets Ticket Packages, including Full, Half, and Weekend Packages, and single game tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Season. For more information, including pricing and benefits on all plans, visit www.GreenJacketsBaseball.com or contact the GreenJackets Front Office at (706) 922-WINS (9467).

LifeLink of Georgia is a non-profit community service organization dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissues for transplantation.  To register as an organ and tissue donor, visit www.DonateLifeGeorgia.org.

Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit alliance of national organizations and state teams across the United States committed to increasing the number of donated organs, eyes and tissue available for transplant to save and heal lives. Learn more at www.DonateLife.net.