Mark Richt is selling his $1.99 million house on Lake Hartwell, a vacation house that he and his wife Katharyn purchased in 2009.
The decision to sell the family’s second home was based on being able to give more to the less fortunate.
Richt explained to Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Within the last year, I read this book, “The Hole in Our Gospel,” written by Richard Stearns. He’s the president of World Vision, U.S. I think people understand who World Vision is but, basically, they help the poor. Through their organization, you can help children, you can help build wells, you can buy them donkeys, whatever people need. World Vision helps people across the world. Well, anyway, there was a lot of statistical data in there about the amount of people that live on a dollar a day around this world. Billions of people. So I’m reading this book and it really affected me. It helped me realize that what we have is way more than we need and that our ability to give is hindered by this property. I guess that’s the best way to tell you. We just wanted to be in a better position to give and bless people that don’t have anything. We felt like this was one way to be able to do that.”
Richt challenges you to read the book. Read his heart spoken comments, right here.
He added, “Our ability to own this home, to have this home, that’s not an issue. It has absolutely nothing to do with anything that has to do with football. It has to do my wife’s desire and my desire to give.”
Richt took over the Georgia program in 2001. The Bulldogs have won or shared the SEC Eastern Division title on four different occasions. Georgia finished with a combined 21-5 record from 2007-2008, but the Bulldogs are 14-12 since then.
Hopefully, Richt will lead the Bulldogs back to another SEC championship this season.