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ATLANTA (Oct. 10, 2017) — Georgia Aquarium has joined Atlanta magazine’s Give Atlanta Challenge, a fundraising competition on CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good. This challenge benefits charities making a difference in the greater Atlanta region. Participating organizations will compete for $40,000 in prize money. The Aquarium has joined the challenge on CrowdRise in hopes of raising money to support marine research and conservation efforts.

Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere with more than 10 million gallons of water and more than 100 exhibits featuring a diverse collection of aquatic species. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Aquarium depends on the support of its loyal fans, guests, and donors to support its mission of educating and inspiring guests about the aquatic world. While located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Aquarium’s mission to preserving marine life reaches all over the world. As a leader in global research and conservation efforts, Aquarium experts have participated in research expeditions and conservation initiatives, from the Florida Keys to South Africa, working with endangered species. If Georgia Aquarium wins the Give Atlanta Challenge, funds will go towards continuing this important research and conservation work.

“We are excited to be a part of this year’s Give Atlanta Challenge alongside fellow organizations making a difference in Atlanta, and beyond,” said Joe Handy, president and chief operating officer of Georgia Aquarium. “We welcome the opportunity to share our passion for preserving our ocean and marine life for many generations to come. We are so appreciative of our supporters and fans that help us to achieve our goals every day to educate and inspire people to become stewards of our world ocean, and allow us to continue to learn about endangered species through conservation work around the world.”

The Give Atlanta Challenge launched on CrowdRise on Oct. 10 at noon ET and runs through Nov. 14 at 1:59:59 p.m. ET. The teams that raise the most during the Challenge win a total of $40,000; $17,000 for the first place, second place receives $6,000 and third place takes home $4,000. Weekly Bonus Challenges enable charities to win up to another $13,000.

CrowdRise Challenges are innovative fundraising competitions for charitable organizations designed to build capacity, create massive engagement and leverage, and use the power of the crowd to provide new meaningful funding streams for organizations in every sector.

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Georgia Aquarium is a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Atlanta, Ga. that is Certified Humane by the American Humane Association and accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Georgia Aquarium is committed to working on behalf of all marine life through education, preservation, exceptional animal care, and research across the globe. Georgia Aquarium continues its mission each day to inspire, educate, and entertain its millions of guests about the aquatic biodiversity throughout the world through its hundreds of exhibits and tens of thousands of animals across its seven major galleries.

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