ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany football officials and businesses are seeking donations to help a well known South Georgia sports icon, sickened by Lymphoma.
More than money, they are asking for your prayers for his recovery.
If you have been to a high school football game in South Georgia in the last 30 years, there is a good chance that game was refereed by Brockey Brock, or one of the officials he trained or mentored.
Albany All Star Officials Association Board Member Bruce Austin said "There is not an official, coach, I want to say. a player that does not know Brockey Brock."
The 61 year old Brock has officiated high school football for more than 40 years, heading the Albany All Star Officials Association that officiates all games from Americus to Waycross, to the Florida line. He also has served as the Recreation Director in the city of Albany, Valdosta, and Crisp County. But in recent months Brock developed kidney cancer that has become lymphoma..
The Officials Association came up with the idea of these time out rubber bracelets, to remind people to pray for Brock during his beloved high school games.
Austin said "During the time out break to say a prayer for Brockey. Coaches, officials, during any time out which we have tons of during this heat with water time outs, but to say a little prayer for Brock and his family."
R & S Sports in Albany has the prayer bracelets available. Co-Owner Pam Rucker said "Whatever we could do as a community, as a group that would help him, or inspire him to fight this. That it would be good for all of us. And it would also help him. It just gives you a good feeling in your heart to know you are helping such a nice guy."
You can also get the prayer bracelets from the football officials association. His friends asking you to wear it and say a prayer for Brockey during time outs.