Posted by: UGA HEROs
November 15, 2011
Athens, Georgia – November 15, 2011 – Amanda Zeimet, a junior Biology major with Pre-Dental intent at the University of Georgia and Edgerton High School alumna, has been named the UGA HEROs Committee Member of the Week for the week of November 7 through November 11, 2011. She is a member of the Special Events Committee led by Dana Cox. “Amanda’s energy, enthusiasm, and incredible work ethic for UGA HEROs and our cause inspire everyone on our committee. She’s a true example of a HERO,” said Cox. Amanda is the daughter of George and Becka Zeimet of Edgerton.
Zeimet joined UGA HEROs in September 2009 as a philanthropist and then furthered her involvement in January 2011 when she was chosen to serve on the Special Events Committee after going through a competitive application and interview process. She said she joined HERO because “I love being a part of something that is so important for our HERO children. These children deserve an amazing childhood just like any other kid, and I feel blessed to be a part of it.”
Zeimet, along with her committee, is currently planning the annual UGA HEROs at Sanford Stadium Day on Saturday, November 19 where they will host a tailgate at the Tate Student Center before the game and further promote their cause inside the stadium as the Georgia Bulldogs take on the Kentucky Wildcats. More information on this event can be found on the UGA HEROs website at www.ugaheros.org.
UGA HEROs strives to improve the quality of life for the 12,000 children in Georgia infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS by raising money to support the programs offered by H.E.R.O. (Hearts Everywhere Reaching Out) for Children, Inc. With over 2,500 student members, it is the largest philanthropy at the University of Georgia. Since it was founded in 2003, UGA HEROs has raised over $1.5 million. UGA HEROs works closely with the UGA football team, Athletic Association, and both Head Football Coach Mark Richt and Georgia Legend Vince Dooley (who are both H.E.R.O. Board members) to help rally students and raise money for children with HIV/AIDS in Georgia.
To learn more or donate to UGA HEROs, please go to www.ugaheros.org.