Georgia launches house-building campaign for Devon Gales

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Southern University’s Devon Gales suffered a spinal injury during a game at Georgia. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Southern University’s Devon Gales suffered a spinal injury during a game at Georgia. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The heartwarming connection between Devon Gales and Georgia continues.

The former Southern University football player fractured a vertebra while covering a kickoff against Georgia over a year and a half ago. Since that frightening afternoon, Georgia has stood by Gales’ side, from sending him to Shepard Center, a brain and spine hospital in Atlanta, to Georgia staff visiting with him, to paying for Gales’ parents trips to visit their son.

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Gales has become part of the UGA family ever since the injury.

On Saturday, Gales received an NCAA Sportsmanship Award during a Georgia basketball game, but the award was not the highlight of the day. The University of Georgia Athletic Association announced a campaign to raise $500,000 for a handicap accessible house for Gales and his family.


Georgia is imploring not only Georgia fans, but everyone to help raise enough money for Devon’s house.

To donate $5 to “Build a Dawg House”, text “Devon” to (706) 204 1707.

For more Georgia news, visit UGASports.com.

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