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Vince Dooley to Skydive with Son and Grandson for Extra Special People

The former UGA football coach and athletic director is participating in the third annual Jump, Fly, Be Different next month in Monroe.

UPDATE: The fundraiser has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 1. Extra Special People issued the following announcement on Thursday evening: "ESP is committed to the community and it's supporters through successful events which includes the safety of our jumpers and attendees. Skydive Monroe has projected that both the cloud height and the wind speed are not acceptable conditions for skydiving."

Look to the skies of Monroe next month and you'll see a University of Georgia legend among dozens who'll be leaping from airplanes to raise money for Watkinsville's Extra Special People.

Vince Dooley will be taking the plunge alongside his grandson, Matthew, and his son, Daniel, Good Day Atlanta reports.

Matthew has cerebral palsy and does everything with the aid of a wheelchair, but he chose to mark his 18th birthday by skydiving, Oconee Patch blogger Leslie Hale wrote in a post about last year's event.  He out of the $21,000 collected. During summer camp, Matthew was presented with a plaque displaying his skydiving photo alongside a sketch of his superhero persona.

The fundraiser was to take place on Saturday, May 4, but has been rescheduled for June 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Skydive Monroe at the Monroe-Walton Airport.   All are invited to cheer on the jumpers while enjoying free music and other activities. Food will also be for sale.

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