FPD Releases Information on Austin Childers Field

MACON, Ga. – The First Presbyterian Day School Athletic Department and Advancement Office has released a video documentary on Austin Childers, a 2009 FPD graduate, who continues to battle a rare mitochondrial disease.

This past spring, FPD decided to name the football field in honor of Childers as part of a stadium renovation project to George S. Johnson Stadium.

Athletic Director Greg Moore released a letter that was sent to all football alumni and FPD families with information on Childers and the current status of the project. The letter reads:

Dear Viking Nation:

The naming of Austin Childers Field at George S. Johnson Memorial Stadium has generated so much excitement! What a blessing it is to see alumni, long-time friends, and current school families celebrate this powerful way to honor such an inspiring young man. The stadium renovation project is moving full speed ahead!

We do realize that there are some in our alumni base and school family who may not have enjoyed the privilege of getting to know Austin and his family. Whether you know Austin personally or not, we hope you’ll view the video linked here to learn more about this real-life hero – a proud Viking whose name is esteemed on our campus and throughout our community.

To make a contribution in honor of Austin Childers, please click here.

Many thanks to all of you for your support in this worthy endeavor!



Greg Moore

Athletic Director


More information on the pre-game ceremony with be forthcoming. Check for updates.



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