Kautz also declared Sept. 12 of every year to be Amanda Riley Day in the city of Snellville. Amanda Riley was a three-time sports student at Brookwood High who passed away of cancer in 2010. She always had a "breath of sunshine," according to a news release.
Amanda's parents, Barbara and Steve Riley, formed the Amanda Riley Foundation in her memory and have made it their mission to bring a smile to the face of children battling cancer and their families even if it is just for a moment.
In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Amanda Riley Foundation is selling gold t-shirts, with gold representing childhood cancer. Kautz purchased gold shirts bearing the City of Snellville symbol for the entire city council and city hall staff. Snellville City Hall staff will wear the apparel to work Thursday (Sept. 12) to honor Amanda Riley.
Kautz also is working with the Amanda Riley Foundation and Brookwood High School for a gold out during the school's Sept. 27th home football game. Students are encouraged to wear gold t-shirts with the Bronco and Amanda Riley Foundation logo on them to the game, and the Brookwood Band will conduct a balloon release along with the mayor before the game.For more information about the Amanda Riley Foundation, visit www.amandarileyfoundation.org.