Middle Georgia family takes on NBC’s The Wall

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THE WALL -- "Jahmar & Michael" Episode 301 -- Pictured: (l-r) Michael Oglesby, Chris Hardwick, Jahmar Tate -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)
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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Two Middle Georgia men got the chance to compete for cash and show the world what they’ve got.

Retired Marine Micheal Oglesby and his nephew Jahmar Tate — a school counselor — were contestants NBC’s game show The Wall.  Oglesby lives in Fort Valley and Tate lives in Warner Robins.

The game show gives contestants the chance to showcase their knowledge and win big.

The pair say the experience was incredible and they hope it helps them change the lives of kids here in Georgia.

“That’s something I want everyone to know. It ain’t about me; it’s about trying to set a better future for some of these students man, some of these kids,” Tate said. “Whatever winnings we got a majority of that is going towards scholarships. I just want that to be out there.”

Tates’ uncle says he wants to use part of their winnings to reward students for their academic success.

Watch The Wall

You can watch them compete for cash on The Wall Friday night at 9 p.m. on 41NBC.

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Chip Matthews, a graduate of Georgia State University, is a Multimedia Journalist from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Before joining the WMGT team, Chip worked in similar roles at News Channel Nebraska, in Norfolk, Nebraska. While in college, he worked for CBS46 in Atlanta as an Assignment Editor News Intern and as a DJ for 88.5 WRAS and 95.1 KVCM. Chip blames his love for news on his natural curiosity and passion for telling stories. When he is not working, Chip is enjoying life with his wife and kids. His hobbies include filmmaking, photography, anything outdoor-related and watching the Detroit Lions lose on Sundays.