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Gym Dogs Ask Fans to Wear Pink to LSU Meet
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ATHENS, Ga. - Not only will the meet against LSU on Jan. 26 be the Gym Dogs' home-opener, it is also the team's "Pink Out" meet to raise money for and awareness of the breast cancer disease. They are asking that all fans wear pink to the event, slated to begin in Stegeman Coliseum at 4 p.m.
"Ever since our former gymnast Talya Vexler was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago, this has been a cause very close to our hearts," Georgia head coach Suzanne Yoculan said. "We hope our fans will come support us not only in our meet against LSU, but in truly helping to make this Pink Out a success. If everyone takes part in our Coliseum Pink Out, we know this will be a special night for our team and for those out there fighting the horrible disease of breast cancer."
Fans can purchase the official Pink Out T-shirt on or at Stegeman Coliseum the night of the meet. Shirts are $15 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Athens Regional Breast Health Center.
By making donations to the Athens Regional Breast Health Center fans also will have their name entered for a chance to win the Pink Hope Scooter, donated by Cycle World of Athens.
"We know Georgia has some great fans and can make something like this work after seeing what they did in the football team's Blackouts against Auburn and in the Sugar Bowl," Yoculan said. "We hope this will be just as successful when we have our first meet at home of the year Saturday. We are excited to be competing in front of our own fans and to make a difference at the same time."
Additional promotions for this weekend's match include:
. First 5,000 fans receive the 2008 Georgia Gymnastics Schedule Magnet.?
. Kids get there early, the first 50 kids receive floor passes to watch the Gym Dogs warm-up.?
. Solar Image Stand on Your Hands to Tan - UGA students can compete to win free tanning courtesy of Solar Image!?
. Alfa Insurance Asks Suzanne - One lucky fan will be chosen to ask Suzanne a question prior to the meet.?
. SunTrust Beanie Dog Toss - Prior to the meet the Gym Dogs will toss autographed beanie dogs into the crowd! For this meet only the beanie dogs will have on PINK leotards!?
. UGA Bookstore Boogie for Books - One lucky student can boogie her/his way to a gift card to the UGA Bookstore!?
. McDonald's 9.9 or Higher - If a UGA gymnast scores a 9.9 or higher on vault then one lucky section wins free McDonald's.?
. WOW Ultimate Fan Experience - One lucky fan will win lunch for two, tickets to an upcoming meet and a chance for a behind the scenes tour of Georgia Gymnastics at the last meet.?
. Buffalo's Best Seat in the House - Three lucky UGA students will be chosen to sit on the floor during the Gym Dogs final rotation and each winner will receive free food from Buffalo's Southwest Café!?
. Gym Dog Club Spirit Day - All gymnastics clubs are invited to the meet. Gymnastics clubs that come to meet in uniform and show the most spirit will be recognized and receive free pizza at the meet! For group ticket information call (706) 542-9039.

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