The Georgia Swarm, through its partnership with Bert's Big Adventure, is proud to announce that the team will recognize 8-year-old Christopher Watkins as an honorary team member on Friday, March 17. Christopher, from Acworth, was diagnosed with AML (leukemia) in May of 2016 and was selected to be a part of Bert's Big Adventure's annual trip to Walt Disney World last February. The Swarm will face the Calgary Roughnecks at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Field at Infinite Energy Arena.
On Thursday, Feb. 16, members of the Swarm surprised Christopher at the Bert's Big Adventure Send-off Celebration with the news that he would officially join the team on March 17 and sign a 1-day contract. Christopher was presented with his own Swarm jersey, helmet, gloves, stick and memorabilia. His family also received On-The-Glass Season Tickets for the remainder of the 2017 Swarm Season.
$6 from every Worker Bee ticket purchased and $9 from every Colony ticket purchased is donated to Bert's Big Adventure.