Football coach Kirby Smart will be appearing in some big cities in the weeks ahead on a speaking tour to a select audience of invitation-only University of Georgia donors.
… The events, which will include UGA president Jere Morehead, are being dubbed “Champions for Scholars,” and are structured as campus-run events moreso than athletic.
“We’re inviting donors that have been donors to the university and have given gifts to the university for an opportunity to interact with our leadership and thank them for what they’ve done for us,” said Matt Borman, executive associate athletic director for development and executive director of the Georgia Bulldog Club .
But don’t worry, hoi polloi, about your access, says Mr. Borman. The athletic department’s got you covered. Kind of, sort of, anyway.
Borman said that there will be some other events in Georgia in July or August that “we’re trying to see as many fans as we can.” That would have a format similar to UGA Days in the past and would be open to a general audience no matter their level of giving.
Borman said he isn’t sure if Smart will be able to be at those this year depending on his schedule.
“We’ll have to look at everybody’s schedule and see who can join us,” he said. “That’s why the details are still coming together.”
Yeah, those details sure can be pesky. Just don’t forget to send those Hartman donations in the meantime, peeps. Smart may not be able to thank you in person, but you know he’ll be right there with you in spirit.