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Football player named to Allstate Good Works Team for community service

Georgia junior place kicker Rodrigo Blankenship has been named to the 2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. 

Blankenship, a 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District selection, has volunteered for a variety of community service opportunities during his time in Athens. He is a member of the UGA Athletic Association’s Leadership Academy and has given his time to the following activities and many more: spokesperson for “No More,” which is a public service announcement against domestic violence and sexual assault; visitation at Camp Sunshine, which provides support programs for children with cancer and their families; volunteer for the “Empty Bowl” luncheon, which is sponsored by the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia where hand-painted ceramic bowls done by the football players were part of a silent auction to raise funds for needy families; and volunteer for Home Runs for Hometown Rivals, which is a softball game at UGA’s Foley Field for Special Olympians.

Fans are encouraged to visit to vote for the 2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works team captain now through Nov. 23.