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by Brenda Larson
Barbara and Vince Dooley
One of the winningest coaches in the history of college football and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame since 1994, Vince Dooley possesses one of the most recognized names among sports heroes. He led the University of Georgia Bulldogs, a team he coached for 25 years, to the 1980 national championship title and six SEC championships. Twice he was honored as NCAA National Coach of the Year. Barbara Dooley is a well-received author, much-beloved radio and television personality, non-profit volunteer, career woman and a dynamic speaker. They are lending their support and invite you to help us save the next generation of our precious and innocent children, and help those so profoundly wounded by sexual abuse to heal.
George France is the head auctioneer at RedCloud Auctions LLC. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. George is a popular award winning veteran broadcast journalist in Atlanta, GA. George’s career has taken him to many ‘big’ stories like Hurricane Katrina, The BP Oil Spill, The Heaven’s Gate Cult and the OJ Simpson Case. George completed his auction training at North Georgia School of Auctioneering. George holds the designation of Benefit Auctioneers Specialist (BAS). The designation is awarded and recognized by the National Auctioneers Association and represents specific education and training in conducting benefit auctions and has been awarded to only 3% of the nation’s auctioneers.
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Kyra Phillips is a correspondent for the CNN investigative and documentary units. She is based at the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta. Phillips completed four tours reporting in Iraq, not only writing about the war, but also about how the war has affected life for the Iraqi people. Her war coverage secured her the Atlanta Press Club’s National Reporter of the Year for 2007. Phillips has also won two Peabody awards, six Emmy awards, and two Edward R. Murrow awards for investigative reporting. Phillips’ investigation into how a convicted murderer could purchase personal information about children, triggered national legislation and earned her the Bill Stout Memorial Award for enterprise reporting. Phillips recently conducted an investigation into sexual predators working in some of our most famous theme parks. She is a proud volunteer for TAPS, The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, and, in 2013, received the National Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California and is married to fellow journalist John Roberts, with whom she has twins.
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Heather was born in Memphis, TN and moved to the Atlanta area when she was 8 years old. Growing up in a musical family and the daughter of a Baptist minister, singing and playing for others came as natural as sweet tea in the South. She is a vocal coach, piano teacher, performance artist, consultant, and a special event producer for charities, just to name a few. She attended college as a music performance major and acquired her B.S. at Point University. She has worked in commercial radio doing voice over work and producing call in talk shows, teaching in private and public school settings, her own teaching studio, along with her performing background have all combined to make her a dynamic artist and leader.. Her debut album, Grace from Chaos, is a product of her journey in life and her testimony that no matter what may come that we can choose to live bright and that there is always hope. More information about Heather can be found at http://heatherpetero.com/
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