Georgia United Credit Union donates $2,000 to Clarke Central High School in “Kicks for Schools” promotion

ATHENS, GA (November 8, 2013) — Georgia United Credit Union is excited to announce that Clarke Central High School is the second Clarke County School to win $2,000 in this season’s “Kicks for Schools” football promotion during Friday night’s game against Cedar Shoals.  Both high schools in Clarke County have been invited to participate in a half-time field goal event to win money for their respective booster clubs.  Cedar Shoals High School already won $2,000 earlier in the season and Clarke Central won their $2,000 on Friday.

Georgia United sponsors “Kicks for Schools” during football season to allow area Clarke County home teams the opportunity to “kick to win” money for their school. Cedar Shoals selected Victor Silva, as their designated student kicker.

The kicker is given four tries to kick a field goal from the 5 yard line, 10 yard line and two 20 yard kicks – each distance has a corresponding monetary value.  The kicker can either kick three times from one distance or progress sequentially.  The maximum amount that the kicker can earn from their three kicks is $1,000.

After the student’s third attempt, regardless of whether or not he has made a field goal from any distance, he gets a chance to kick the “Money Ball”.  If the kicker missed all three of their initial field goal attempts, the ball is placed on the 5 yard line.  If he makes the money ball kick, he gets $250.  If the kicker makes a field goal on any of their first three tries, the money kick takes place from the furthest distance.  If he makes the kick, Georgia United doubles the contribution to the school (maximum payout per school is $2,000 which is the amount Clarke Central High School won).

About Georgia United Credit Union

Georgia United Credit Union is ranked as one of the top credit unions in Georgia with more than $960 million in assets and sixteen branch locations, including two in Athens – One at 190 Gaines School Road and one at 1710 S. Lumpkin Street.  Their mission is to save members time and money. Georgia United Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) up to $250,000 per account. Georgia United Credit Union membership is open to all residents of Clarke County.

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