The Buckhead Coalition, a nonprofit civic association, has announced a partnership to address injuries in youth sports.

On Monday, Sept. 9, the Coalition announced a partnership with Gas South. As Buckhead residents who enroll for Gas South utility services, the company will provide funding to the Shepherd Center which has “the country’s only adolescent spinal care program,” the Coalition says.

“Through October 5, 2013, Gas South will provide a $50 credit to Buckhead residents and businesses that enroll in the program,” a Coalition press release says. “All Buckhead natural gas consumers are eligible for a discount off Gas South’s published rates for as long as they remain customers.  Additionally, Gas South will waive the $60 connection fee for establishing service at a new residence.  The initial funding payable to the Shepherd Center is $5,000, and will increase annually based on program participation.  It is the goal of Gas South and the Buckhead Coalition that funding will eventually reach $25,000 per year.”

The Coalition press release said residents can visit and use the promo (promotional) code “BUCKHEAD” or call 1-855-281-1688 to join the program.

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