A Day for Southern

Update: When the collections were tallied, they set a new record of $1.2 million.

If you ever wonder what difference a day makes, just go to Statesboro. It's a big day in the 'Boro, with 200 volunteers hitting the streets for the 32nd annual Day for Southern campaign. They're asking people and businesses to donate to Georgia Southern University.

The money goes to projects the state doesn't pay for. Organizers say those extras make the difference between a good university and a great one. Things like the campus museum, marching band, and academic and athletic scholarships.

"The scholarships raised through a Day for Southern brings exceptionally bright and talented students to Georgia Southern and those young people challenge professors," said chairman Charles Brown. "They leave Georgia Southern educated and in turn become quality leaders of southeast Georgia."

The drive wraps up this evening.

Reported by: Dal Cannady, dcannady@wtoc.com