I recently was contacted by the president of the University of Georgia’s Undergraduate Mock Trial Program. The team recently placed second at the Ney National at Furman University, and tied for first place by record. This earned the team a bid to the National Championship Tournament, which features the top 48 teams in the country.
The team currently is looking for funding to get to the tournament in Des Moines. As a result of the financial situation in the state and at the university, it is not clear how much funding, if any, the team will receive from the institution. Basically, the University of Georgia fields a Mock Trial team that is capable of competing for the national championship . . . yet the team doesn’t have the money to get to the national championship competition. Imagine if the Georgia Bulldogs went 13-0, won the SEC Championship Game, and received a bid to the BCS National Championship Game, but had to turn it down because they couldn’t afford the trip to Miami, New Orleans, Pasadena, or
This is where we come into the picture. The Dawg Sports community has banded together to support worthy causes in the past, and, as you know, I am a big believer in Mock Trial. Beyond that, these are hardworking University of Georgia undergraduates who represent our institution well, and want only to be able to attend a competition they hope to win to bring glory, glory to ol’ Georgia.
Anything you are able to chip in would be appreciated. If you wish to make a tax-deductible contribution, please contact the team at email@example.com. Thanks in advance for your help!