ATLANTA – Over the weekend, nothing could stop the party for University of Georgia fans as their football team beat Auburn University to claim the SEC Championship title.
However, there was one thing that had Dawg fans seeing red.
The King and Queen Towers in Sandy Springs were lit in blue and orange.
This, for obvious, reason enraged many who were rooting for the Red and Black. People turned to social media asking why two of Atlanta’s most popular towers were sporting their out-of-state rivals’ colors?
Turns out, they weren’t.
Janet Brody, the Property Manager with Regent Partners, set the record straight.
The blue and orange doesn’t represent Auburn, but awareness of Crohn’s Disease.
Throughout the year the King and Queen Towers are lit different colors. Each month these colors represent another foundation Regent Partners supports. For December, it’s Crohn’s Disease.
“As with most charities, there is an awareness campaign for specific days or months in the year and most charities also have specific colors as part of the campaign,” Brody said in a statement to 11Alive. “A request was made months ago by Crohn’s and Colitus Foundation concerning awareness campaign.”
Brody stated Auburn’s colors just happened to be the colors for the awareness campaign.
While it was unfortunate timing, fear not Dawg fans, the King and Queen Towers weren’t rooting for the Tigers. They’re just doing their part for charity.