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Covington couple hopes to cash in on championship game

Aaron and Helga Thompson  hope to score financially during the national championship.

The Thompsons, of Covington, are owners of A&H Cool Cooler Creation, a home-based business that makes UGA-inspired coolers from styrofoam encased in plywood and upholstered in vinyl .

Helga Thompson sews on the decals and does the upholstering and her husband does the rest.

It helps that both are also big Georgia fans.

National Championship Media Day | Georgia The Georgia Bulldogs met media and fans. The team also got in some practice before the upcoming title game against the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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The business began as a hobby. Thompson was messing around in his garage making something to carry on his Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 “and it just developed from there.”

“I figured it was something the fan could take home as useful memorabilia instead of something that just sits on a shelf,” said Thompson, a retired federal worker and former Desert Storm veteran. His wife is a retired nurse.

Prices range from $30 to  $100.

Thompson said he recently made one for an Alabama fan and has done some for various nonprofits and causes.

They plan to hit Dawg country this weekend then camp out near Mercedes-Benz Stadium when UGA meets Alabama.

Although most of his coolers are for Georgia fans, in the end Aaron Thompson just wants a good game and fans to be happy. “I think they both deserve it,” he said.

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