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Wildcats, United Way have winning game plan for students

January 15, 2008

Albany - Besides winning the AF2 championship this year, the South Georgia Wildcats have another big goal in 2008.

That is to get even more involved in making our community better.

The Wildcats are teaming up with the United Way and the Dougherty County School System for the "Cats for Kids" program this season.

600 Dougherty County middle school students will get to attend a Wildcats game free this season.

200 will attend the season opener and 100 students will attend the next four games when school is in session.

They will also get to meet the players before the game and will get concessions and t-shirts.

The students will be selected based on their grades, school attendance and behavior.

During the season, Wildcat players will come to various Dougherty County schools to read to students.

Darren McPhail "There may be some kids out there that think people don't really care about their education. I think seeing some athletes and just the guys we have will let them know people do care."

Dwayne Myles said "I can remember when I was a little boy and even high school kids came in when I was in the fifth grade. That was just very inspiring and encouraing to a young kid."

Dwayne Miles says the United Way needs chaperones and sponsors for their Cats for Kids Program.

The Albany Rotary and Dougherty County Rotary have already agreed to sponsor the Cats for Kids program.

The Wildcats first home game is April 5th.

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