Jawbones vs. Sawbones March 15 at DHS

Doc1Since 2012, for one night in mid-March, prominent Atlanta attorneys and Physicians exchange their courtroom conversations for hard court collisions in a basketball benefit which raises support for adults living with brain injuries and their families. This Decatur held benefit, Jawbones vs. Sawbones, presented by Long & Holder, LLP and Cash, Krugler & Fredericks, LLC, is the signature event of Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse, Georgia’s only nonprofit organization committed to providing lifelong support to people with TBI.

Last year, the family oriented evening entertained 500 attendees and raised over $55,000 for brain injury support services, 80% of that generated by Atlanta’s legal community. Unique in Georgia, Side by Side is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people with brain injuries along their rehabilitative journeys. Based in Stone Mountain Village, Side by Side operates a day program where 50 clients, called ‘members,’ work side-by-side with professional staff to keep their Clubhouse running and to relearn skills, build new relationships, and restore meaning and purpose to their lives. These services, though less costly than comparable medical care, are not inexpensive. It takes approximately $100 a day per person to provide this rehabilitative support. Therefore, ten families were able to receive much needed respite for a whole year from this one fun-filled family event.

The Jawbones and Sawbones will meet again on the court and return to the gym at Decatur High on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 6 p.m. New additions to this year’s benefit include former NBA player Gerald Wilkins who will be taking an active role in the event program. His brother John Wilkins will be coaching the Jawbones along with Bruce Richardson, personal injury attorney and winning coach from the 2013 game. Fans can also look forward to a half court shot contest, photos with Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders, exciting entertainment, and a silent auction.

For more information and to purchase tickets, $10 each, visit http://www.sidebysideclubhouse.org or contact their Resource Development Director, Marian Dickson at 770-469-9355.

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