Wine and Cheese Night Raises Over $6,500

On Friday, April 14, the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership celebrated the annual Wine and Cheese Night on the UGA Health Sciences Campus.

Wine and Cheese Night is a fundraiser coordinated by the Student Government Organization (SGO). The event features a wide selection of snacks, wine, a silent auction, raffles, and music, and all proceeds go towards both SGO and the Medical Partnership’s Athens Free Clinic.

The variety of wines, both for the event and the raffle, was provided completely free of charge by Savannah Distributing Company.

“This is personal for me, and I get my company behind it,” said Kate White with Savannah Distributing Company. “I live a half of a mile from this campus, and I just learned about the Athens Free Clinic, and I wanted to do something for this cause. So I hustled my wine department and made it happen.”

While the night was filled with good food and conversation, the main focus of the night was to raise money for the Athens Free Clinic—a clinic focused on serving a population who might not otherwise have access to healthcare.

Since March 2018, the Athens Free Clinic has provided an estimated 2,100 primary care visits at an estimated value of over $500,000.

“Ask anyone on campus about their connection to the Athens Free Clinic and they will give you one,” said M2 SGO representative, Will McCormick. “Every ticket sold will help the clinic continue to grow and benefit Athens and our school alike.”

By the end of the event, over $6,500 was raised.


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