2017 Champions Place Gala


Please join as we prepare to make
the Champions Place
dream a reality

Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7pm
Atlanta Athletic Club

Honorary Host:
Former UGA Coach Vince Dooley and Family

Champions Community Foundation will host a special evening with family and friends of Champions Place, one of the nation’s first shared living communities for young adults with physical disabilities. Champions Place has been specifically designed to provide young adults with physical disabilities the opportunity to live independent and productive lives in our local community.

  • Meet the people who will call Champions Place “Home”
  • See the final Champions Place design plan
  • Join The Marcus Foundation and others in giving to make this dream a reality.

By Invitation Only


The Dooley Family and Champions Place

There are over 11,000 young adults with physical disabilities in the Atlanta metro area who are asking the same question as the Dooley's 23 year old grandson, Matthew, who has cerebral palsy: "Will I ever be able to live independent of my aging parents... and have a safe, secure and productive life working and volunteering in my local community?”

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

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

Undoubtedly one of the most legendary couples to ever waltz across the South, 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 these young adults, 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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