#GatorGood 2019: Send Austin to The Swamp

$2,640 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 93 people in 8 months
Created August 30, 2018
The #GatorGood2019 campaign is supported by the great members of the Gator Nation. We exist to share the experience of The Swamp with special and deserving Gator fans who, for many different reasons, have not had the opportunity to stand with a deafening crowd of 90,000 other fans in support of Gator football.

Last year, we had the privilege to share the Gator Game day experience with Kentavien "Scoot" Walker and his family. Thanks to the dedicated support of the Gator fans and University staff, Scoot and his family got an exclusive tour of the stadium, were part of the pre-game color guard ceremony, and got to meet some of the Gator players after the game! We want to thank every member of the Gator Nation who made last seasons’ fundraiser--our first ever--a massive success! But we are back to ask for your help again to send another awesome Gator fan to the Swamp!

We are proud to announce that our deserving fan that will be going to The Swamp for the 2019 football season is Austin, a 17-year old fan from Nashville, Tennessee.

Austin, a high school sophomore, has experienced severe health problems since birth. He and his family have made it through countless health challenges since his birth, including stomach and kidney complications, strokes, seizures, learning and speech disabilities, and ADHD. Despite his many challenges and the surgeries needed to address them, he has developed a lifelong love of Gator football. As his aunt told us, football is the one thing that calms him down.

Our team at the #GatorGood2019 hopes to send Austin and his family to Gainesville for the Vanderbilt game, and we need your support! We are working to raise funds to provide for airfare, hotel, transportation, game tickets, and hopefully some extra spending money for food and Gator gear. If you can, please consider making a donation to the GoFundMe page. After last year’s successful fundraiser (almost $2,000!), we are starting over with about $400, so we have a long way to go!

Even if you can’t donate, you can still help! Please like, comment, and share all of the #GatorGood2019 posts, and help us get Austin and his family to The Swamp!

Thank you, and Go Gators!

That #GatorGood2019 crew,

Anthony (@Mr_1_Bit), Matt (@Moishdog13), Neil (@AllKindsWeather), Jen (@Jenafish17), and Taylor (@Tayruf).
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Hi #GatorGood donors!

The #GatorGood2019 campaign is in full swing. Head over to the GoFundMe page and meet our superfan, Austin. We will be raising money to get Austin and his family to The Swamp for their first Gator game!

We did so well last year that we are starting with about $400 in the bank. But will be providing for airfare, transportation, hotels, food, and gear, so we got a long way to go. Please revisit the campaign page, share Austin's story, and if you can, consider donating again!

Thank you,

#GatorGood2019 crew
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We want to build on the success of the 2018 #GatorGood campaign, and the amazing opportunity we had to send Scoot to the Swamp! If you know of any fan who could use a hand getting to their fist Gator game, please us know! Potential fans are encouraged as well, since there is no better way to convert a new Gator fan than helping them experience a game in The Swamp!

Since the donation counter can not be reset, we've bumped the new goal up to $3000. Help us reach our goal again and send a lucky fan to The Swamp during the 2019 season!
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SHOUT-OUT TO CODY SIKES!! He has graciously offered to donate two tickets, but since I can't directly respond to comments on GoFundMe, I have to update everyone in the hopes of getting Cody's attention. Cody, please shoot me an email at mattmarino945@gmail.com. THANK YOU ALL FOR CONTINUING TO MAKE THIS A SUCCESS, AND GO GATORS!!!
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After this weekend's game, my team received a call from a hotel manager at Spring Hill that offered rooms for the vs. South Carolina weekend at an extremely good price. We now have that reservation made.

We also raised over $800 to get Scoot to that game. I want to thank everyone involved in this project, no matter how little you think a RT or a like is, it helps bring more attention to this and I am extremely grateful.

For more information on how you can get involved, please contact:

Anthony @Mr_1_Bit
Matt @Moishdog13
Windel @windeln23

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