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Atlanta-Area Doctors to Play Lawyers in Basketball Game to Benefit Brain Injury Support Organization

Shepherd Center serves as presenting sponsor of annual event.

Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse in Stone Mountain, Ga., is hosting its 5th annual benefit basketball game on March 12 at Decatur High School. The annual charity game pits Atlanta-area lawyers (Jawbones) against doctors (Sawbones) to raise funds to provide long-term support and vocational training scholarships to many individuals with brain injuries who attend Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse. The facility is a nonprofit organization that provides lifelong support to people with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Doors open at 5 p.m. March 12 for a silent auction, fundraising games and, for children, an exciting pirate show performed by Bounty of the Bones stuntmen and acrobats. Kids ages 12 and under are free with each paid adult. Pizza and selections from Chick-fil-A will be available to purchase for dinner. The basketball game begins at 7 p.m.

Shepherd Center has supported Side by Side Clubhouse since its inception in 1999 when the hospital helped start the nonprofit organization. Side by Side Clubhouse offers patients a supportive community to continue their recovery from brain injury after they have been discharged from the hospital.

“Many Shepherd Center patients are referred to Side by Side,” says Gary Ulicny, Ph.D., president and CEO of Shepherd Center. “We see Side by Side as an important part of the community’s long-term care options for Georgians with brain injuries.”

Tickets for the basketball game are $10 and available online at or at the door.

If you are interested in joining presenting sponsor Shepherd Center, along with MVP Sponsors Long & Holder LLP, and Cash, Krugler, Fredericks LLC, as sponsors of this event, contact Chris Pearson at for more information.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.