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UGA Student Government Association to dedicate ‘Okefenokee Oar’

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Student Government Association will dedicate a ten-foot cypress oar dubbed “The Okefenokee Oar” on April 30 at 2:30 p.m. in the Tate Student Center.

The “Okefenokee Oar” was crafted by the Student Government Association at the University of Florida to initiate a friendly competition with their counterpart at UGA. Each year, the oar is to be displayed at the institution that wins the Georgia-Florida football game. Georgia’s 24-20 win over the Gators last fall has brought the oar to campus for the first time.

The oar will be housed in a wooden and glass cabinet located in the concourse of the Tate Student Center. The dedication is open to the campus community.

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The Student Government Association is a registered student organization within UGA’s Division of Student Affairs.