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You are cordially invited to the
2017 Champions Place Gala
to benefit Champions Place,
one of the nation’s first shared living communities
for young adults with physical challenges

Start Time:  7:00 pm
Location:  Atlanta Athletic Club, 1930 Bobby Jones Dr., Johns Creek, GA
Attire:  Cocktail attire



  • Meet the people who will call Champions Place “home”
  • See the final building plan for Champions Place, designed by Wakefield and Beasley with input from Georgia Tech College of Design; it will be the absolute best-in-class independent living environment for young adults with physical challenges.
  • Join The Marcus Foundation and others by giving to make this dream a reality.


Honorary Host - Former UGA Coach Vince Dooley and Family

 Coach Vince Dooley, his wife, Barbara, and their grandson, Matthew

Coach Vince Dooley, his wife, Barbara, and their grandson, Matthew

Vince and Barbara Dooley, along with their grandson, Matthew, will share the challenges and joy their family has experienced having a young adult with physical disabilities. Their personal stories are colorful, witty and heart-tugging and will leave you with greater understanding of young adults like Matthew, their dreams and aspirations, and their need for a home called Champions Place.

Vince Dooley is one of the winningest coaches in the history of college football where twice he was honored as NCAA National Coach of the Year. He led the University of Georgia Bulldogs, a team he coached for 25 years, to the 1980 national championship title and six SEC championships.


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