Chance Veazey was among the Bulldogs who volunteered their time with a Kids Baseball Camp to benefit the Shepherd Center.
Aug 26, 2013
ATHENS-----University of Georgia baseball coach Scott Stricklin along with several Bulldog alumni conducted a kids camp in Atlanta this past Saturday to benefit the Shepherd Center.
Approximately 50 children, ranging from ages 7-12, took part in the four-hour baseball camp held at Frankie Allen Park in Atlanta. They received instruction from several former Bulldogs including Chance Veazey, who was once a patient at the Shepherd Center in 2009.
“I was telling the kids in the batting cage some of the things that helped me when I was their age,” Veazey said. “It was a fun afternoon, and I was glad to help out for a good cause because the Shepherd Center helped take care of me and J.T. (Johnathan Taylor).”
While at Georgia, Veazey and Taylor sustained injuries in separate accidents that ended their baseball playing careers. Both student-athletes worked with the Bulldog program through the 2013 season and were recognized during Senior Day ceremonies last May at Foley Field.
Georgia is slated to open fall practice Sept. 16 in preparation for the 2014 season.