ATLANTA (May 13, 2016) – Georgia Aquarium hosted its 11th annual Fish & Chips Golf Tournament on Monday, May 2, at the world-class East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. The annual fundraiser helps support Georgia Aquarium’s Sponsored Education Admission (SEA) education 7program. This year’s event raised over $200,000 and will fund over 17,000 students through the SEA program. SEA provides Title I schools with reduced or free admission to the Aquarium and the opportunity to experience the aquatic world.

Fish & Chips is an annual day of competition and camaraderie that has raised more than $1.4 million for the Aquarium’s education programs since its inception. In the morning, over 90 golfers took to the 18-hole course, followed by awards and an auction at the post-play reception. The Fish & Chips fundraising event would not be possible without the help of sponsors who donated time, money, and resources to help raise money for education programs.

Georgia Aquarium has been inspiring and educating students for 10 years, allowing them to explore and learn about the wonders of the aquatic world outside the classroom. Through Georgia Aquarium’s education programs, over one million students have been given the opportunity to participate in a hands-on learning experience at Georgia Aquarium. Participants in the education programs have the opportunity to see aquatic animals from all over the world, and learn more about where they are from and how the Aquarium cares for them, in human care and in the wild. For more information on education programs available at Georgia Aquarium, please visit www.georgiaaquarium.org/learn.

For photos from this year’s Fish and Chips, please click here.

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ABOUT GEORGIA AQUARIUM

Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that contains more than 10 million gallons of water and has the largest collection of aquatic animals. Georgia Aquarium’s mission is to be a scientific institution that entertains and educates, features exhibits and programs of the highest standards, and offers engaging and exciting guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org