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Southern University Sets Up the Devon Gales Fund

Devon Gales Fund

Southern University has set up the Devon Gales Fund in an effort to provide financial assistance to the Gales family for medical expenses.

To donate to the official Devon Gales Fund, you can visit the Devon Gales Fund webpage. Alternatively, funds can be mailed to the following address:

Southern University System Foundation
c/o Devon Gales Fund
PO Box 9562
Baton Rouge, LA  70813

Gales, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, suffered a severe spinal injury in Saturday’s game against the Georgia Bulldogs. He was stabilized and then transported to Athens Regional Medical Center.

On Sunday, surgery was performed to stabilize several fractures in his neck. Southern later said in a statement that Devon Gales “continues to have movement in his upper body and remains in good spirits” and that he will “remain at Athens Regional Medical Center until further notice.”

The UGA staff and players have been providing support and assistance in this time of need. UGA even flew Gales’ parents from Baton Rouge to Atlanta at the school’s expense, and then they were driven to Athens by members of the Bulldogs’ staff.

“We’re trying to cover him up with as much love as we can, and let him know that we care, let him know that we’re here to help,” Richt told “We’re just gonna continue to pray, and I know the Bulldog nation is behind him as well. There may come a time where there may be some needs. Not exactly sure yet. But it does come to that I’m going to be calling all Dawgs to get involved and to help out.”

Richt did call for the Bulldog nation to help out last night on Twitter. He directed fans to the official Devon Gales Fund website:



  1. Jimmy Thigpen

    Sep 29, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Glad to hear the bulldawgs are flying Devon’s parents out here to athen hospital to be with their son, they may have been our opponents on the field, but now the dawgs and Devon are on the same field, Many prayers and quick recovery to you Devon, Bulldawg Fan and Devon Fan, Go Dawgs, Jimmy Thigpen

  2. lemondrop88 Alice W..

    Sep 29, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    God bless you Devon and may he hold you and your family in his everlasting arms and give you a complete healing.. Again may god bless and uphold you!!

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