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Tifton's Veazey to throw out first pitch at UGA-Ole Miss baseball game

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

ATHENS -- Georgia freshman infielder Chance Veazey, who was paralyzed last year in a scooter accident before ever getting a chance to play for the Bulldogs, is slated to throw out the first pitch of Saturday's Georgia-Ole Miss game. The first 750 fans to the game will receive a Chance Veazey No. 15 replica shirt. The Georgia baseball team is wearing a special "CV" patch on its jerseys this season in honor of Veazey. Veazey was projected to start at second base.

Fans attending UGA baseball games at Foley Field this season have an opportunity to contribute to the "Prayers for Chance" fund. Veazey is back home completing fall semester classes online and plans to return to UGA full-time next year and work with the baseball program. Veazey has already been in Athens several times this season for home games.

Fans have been encouraged to contribute a dollar each time they attend a Bulldog home game. Last season, Georgia set a record by attracting 93,360 fans to Foley Field. Thus, the Bulldogs have set a goal of raising at least $100,000 for Veazey through donations at home games.