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Community holds auction for paralyzed UGA athlete

 By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Some big name athletes came together tonight for a UGA baseball player who was paralyzed from the waist down after a car hit him.

Pro baseball and football players and coaches signed autographs at a dinner and auction at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center to support the Chance Fund.

A car hit Chance Veazey in October while he rode his scooter in Athens. He returned home from the Shepard Center January 8th.

"The support has been unbelievable and UGA has been incredible letting me keep my scholarship and giving me several years to complete it," Veazey said.  "All the guys have come to see me in the hospital. I'm looking forward to getting back up there with them."

Part of the money raised tonight will go to the Chance Fund. The rest will help other people with spinal cord injuries.

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