Atlanta, GA,
27
January
2015
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04:00 PM
America/New_York

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

Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse in Stone Mountain, Ga., is hosting its 4th annual benefit basketball game that pits Atlanta-area lawyers against doctors on March 7.

The event, dubbed Jawbones vs Sawbones, is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 7 in the gym at Decatur High School. The family-fun evening also includes a silent auction, live music and food.

Presented by Long and Holder, LLP and Cash, Krugler and Fredericks, LLC, the tournament will see the Sawbones team of physicians attempt to even the 2:1 score against the Jawbones team of attorneys.

The public is invited to join hundreds of Side by Side supporters, community leaders and brain injury professionals for an exciting evening that includes the opportunity to meet members of Side by Side and hear their stories of tragedy and triumph. Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse is a nonprofit organization that provides lifelong support to people with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

This year, Side by Side will honor its long-time participant, Deputy Cynthia Hall, a former Shepherd Center patient, for the great progress she has made since she sustained a TBI in the line of duty during a Fulton County Courthouse shooting in 2005. Side by Side has provided extensive social and cognitive support to Deputy Hall since she joined the organization six months after she was injured. Its leadership is proud to work with her, side-by-side, so she can thrive once again as a contributing community member, organizers said.

In 2014, the Jawbones vs Sawbones game raised $50,000 and drew a crowd of more than 500. The presenting firms, Long and Holder, LLP, and Cash, Krugler and Fredericks, LLC were generous supporters and led the 70-plus sponsors, including Shepherd Center, which helped Side by Side double the funds raised by the inaugural benefit.

For more information, contact Side by Side development director Marian Dickson at 770-469-9355 or visit www.sidebysideclubhouse.org.

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 neuromuscular 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 900 inpatients, 575 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year.