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Dragon Con Picks Its ‘Official Charity’ For 2020

A man cosplaying Batman high fives kids along the Dragon Con 2018 parade route in downtown Atlanta in 2018.
A man cosplaying Batman high fives kids along the Dragon Con 2018 parade route in downtown Atlanta in 2018.
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Dragon Con is set to give Atlanta’s top mentors a financial boost as part of its annual philanthropic push.

The internationally known pop-culture convention picked Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta as its official charity for 2020. Officials with the five-day event have raised more than $566,000 over the past five years for its annual official charities through auctions, merchandise sales, events and an up to $100,000 match. Last year’s charity, The American Heart Association, received more than $142,000, according to Dragon Con.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta put its Midtown headquarters on the market in January 2019 in a move Atlanta Business Chronicle reported could bring the nearly 60-year-old organization several million dollars toward its mission. The organization said at the time it wanted to move out of the building in 2020.

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