Tigers to challenge on and off the field, encouraging fan base to participate in life-saving cause
The Auburn Family is making a difference this gameday by bringing awareness to the importance of organ donation. While the Auburn Tigers go head-to-head with Louisiana State University on the football field, the Auburn Family will also face LSU off the field in a competition to register the most new organ donors.
The Auburn vs. LSU organ donor registration challenge is hosted by Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser in coordination with Legacy of Hope, Alabama’s organ and tissue donation alliance.
Nungesser created the challenge to bring awareness to the life-saving ability of organ donation.
Auburn Family member Davis Boswell received a heart transplant at just six months old, receiving life-saving care from Children’s of Alabama, a hospital that provides specialized medical care for ill and injured children. The heart Boswell received was from Louisiana native John Clarke Perry, also just six months old. The families of both of the boys have strong ties to their respective communities and have set their rivalry aside to save lives.
This gameday, the Auburn Family is asked to join the 180 people who have already followed in the spirit of Boswell and Perry and registered to be an organ donor through this campaign. Legacy of Hope will have a tent in the Fan Fest area prior to kick-off on Oct. 1, with both families present.
For more information on donor registration, visit this link.