AUGUSTA, GA – Retired football coach Bill Curry was a keynote speaker at the “Dinner with Champions” charity fundraiser banquet on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Augusta, GA. The event took place at the First Baptist Church Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Ext, Augusta, GA 30909. Source: Augusta Chronicle
The gathering was a fundraiser for the Augusta Rescue Mission located only a few miles away from the event venue. Almost $40,000 was raised which would help provide meals to needy families for the holiday season.
According to the Augusta Chronicle article, there were 325 people in attendance and keynote speeches were delivered by both Bill Curry plus former MLB pitcher, John Smoltz which were followed by autograph signings and photo ops.
“About 325 people attended the inaugural “Dinner with Champions” banquet, which donated all proceeds to the rescue mission. … Smoltz was joined by former Georgia Tech player and coach Bill Curry. Both retired athletes served as keynote speakers, while also signing autographs and posing for pictures.”
Bill Curry is a former pro football player who with the Green Bay Packers, Houston Oilers, Baltimore Colts and Los Angeles Rams from 1965 to 1974. Curry was the starting Center for the Packers in Super Bowl I and with the Colts in Super Bowl V and was an all-pro center with the Colts in 1971 and 1972. Curry was also head college football coach who coached for Georgia Tech, the University of Alabama, the University of Kentucky and Georgia State University. During his tenure at Georgia Tech, Curry led his team to a 9-2-1 record in 1985 and a win in the All-American Bowl. For his efforts, Bill Curry was named the ACC Coach of the Year in 1985 by the Associated Press and the ACC Sports Writers. Curry posted an overall 34-43-4 record over seven years at his alma mater, including winning seasons in 1982 (6-5), 1984 (6-4-1) and 1985.
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