Sunday, February 11, 2007
ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery Corporation is partnering with Georgia Institute of Technology to celebrate the recent milestone of 1 million HOPE recipients. The Georgia Lottery launched "Give Back HOPE" during halftime of a recent Georgia Tech basketball game.
The Georgia Lottery is teaming up with Georgia Tech to highlight good deeds that college students, including HOPE scholars, are doing to "Give Back HOPE" to the state of Georgia. Teams of students from Georgia Tech will partner with Hands On Atlanta to participate in community service projects in an effort to "Give Back HOPE."
Georgia Lottery President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco was joined by Georgia Tech Vice Provost Dr. Anderson Smith and Georgia Tech Athletic Director Dan Radakovich during the "Give Back HOPE" kick-off event.
With more than 24,000 Georgia Tech students receiving over $187 million in HOPE Scholarship funding since the lottery's inception, school officials presented DeFrancisco with a signed basketball as a symbol of thanks for the Georgia Lottery's contributions to education.
The results of "Give Back HOPE" will be announced at an upcoming Georgia Tech basketball game.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $8.8 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs including Georgia's HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia's Prekindergarten Program. More than 1 million students have received HOPE, and more than 790,000 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
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