The Georgia Bulldogs surprised the Southern player who fractured his C6 vertebrae in 2015 during an awards ceremony Saturday evening.

Devon Gales took the court during halftime with his family in Stegeman Coliseum, but had no clue what the team was about to do. Gales was about to accept a NCAA Sportsmanship Award during the Bulldogs’ basketball game when a special message appeared on the video board in the arena.

According to Dawg Nation:

The school was starting a fundraising effort to build Gales a new home. Fans can text the number 706-204-1707 with the message “Devon” to donate $5 to the effort.

A little over a year ago, the charity Triumph over Tragedy had pledged to build the Gales a new home, but the foundation struggled to raise the appropriate funds and the two parties ultimately cut ties with each other in January.

To read up on what Gales’ has been up to since it was first announced that Triumph over Tragedy would be building a new home, you can read Steve Hummer’s article here.

Gales spoke with reporters shortly after the announcement.

Video is below the tweet.

Georgia Bulldogs on Twitter

UGAAA Launches Drive to “Build a Dawg House” For Devon Gales Family https://t.co/ChxTCZHyq6




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Jessica Szilagyi is statewide contributor for All On Georgia and Market Manager for Southeast Georgia. Her main focus with All On Georgia is state and local politics as well as agriculture. She’s served as a policy analyst at the State Capitol and as a campaign manager in political races across the state.

She writes for GeorgiaPol.com and has two blogs of her own: ‘The Perspicacious Conservative’, a political blog, and ‘Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers’, a blog on moving from Atlanta to rural Georgia. Jessica is also a contributor for Fox5 Atlanta’s ‘Like it Or Not.’