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FPD Set for Honors Heroes at September 18 Football Game vs. GMC Prep

By Beth Burnsed – FPD Communications Director

MACON, Ga. – First Presbyterian Day School is proud to announce Heroes Night, September 18 during the FPD football game against GMC Prep.  As part of the evening of recognition, all active military, veterans, reservists, law enforcement, and first responders with a badge, uniform, or military ID will receive complimentary entry to the game. During the pre-game festivities, all local law enforcement and first responders will be honored with a brief ceremony. Following the second quarter, all active military, veterans, and reservists will be honored during halftime.

FPD will also honor FPD alumnus and community hero, Austin Childers. Austin passed away from mitochondrial disease in 2014. His brave battle against the disease and inspiring influence on the FPD family and community left a lasting impact. In his honor, the FPD football field was named for him in 2013. On Friday evening, Austin’s parents along with the FPD cheerleaders will release 31 green balloons. Green is the representative color of mitochondrial disease and 31 was Austin’s jersey number while part of the FPD football team.

“Friday night is going to be an amazing evening,” commented FPD Athletic Director and Head Coach Greg Moore. “FPD is honored to celebrate these heroes. It’s a privilege to host them. We hope everyone will join us as we show them our thanks and appreciation.”

First Presbyterian Day School would like to invite all active military, veterans, reservists, law enforcement, and first responders to attend Friday evening’s game against GMC Prep. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m. at Austin Childers Field at George S. Johnson Stadium.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while upholding the school’s mission statement to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. For more information, visit www.fpdvikings.com and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by following the Vikings on Twitter at @FPDVikingSports and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FPDathletics.

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