Temple couple wins tickets to college championship game

Special Photo/Largemouth Communications Jim and Lorrie Dionne of Temple will be at the college football national championship game Monday after Jim's name was drawn Thursday at the Douglasville Hooters.

With ticket prices for Monday's college football national championship game setting records -- the cheapest seats were selling for around $2,000 apiece late in the week -- most Georgia fans will have to watch the game from their own homes.

This isn't the case for two lucky fans who Thursday won a pair of tickets each through a sweepstakes hosted by the Hooters restaurant in Douglasville.

Jim and Lorrie Dionne of Temple will be at the game Monday after Buck Belue, quarterback of the 1980 UGA team that won it all, drew Jim's name from the box of entries at the packed Hooters location on Douglas Boulevard.

"It's the chance of a lifetime ,"said Lorrie Dionne. "To be able to go and watch it with my husband is going to be amazing."

The Dionnes and Cole Taylor of Athens will be attending the game with hotel and travel expenses included courtesy of Hooters.

Taylor was randomly selected after ordering a meal through Hooters To Go.

"I've been a Dawgs fan since 2001 and a Hooters since I was 8," said Taylor. "I can't wait for this game and I'm forever grateful to Hooters for the opportunity."

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