ATLANTA, Ga. - For the second straight year, the Georgia State men's basketball team volunteered for the Bike MS Cox Atlanta Ride, a two-day bike ride that serves as an annual fundraiser for the National MS Society-Georgia Chapter.

The entire team and staff worked the event Sunday at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. Team members cheered on riders at the finish line, helped serve lunch and assisted the event organizers in cleanup and breakdown.

More than 1,000 cyclists participated in the ride. Proceeds from the event will help support various programs that aid the 8,500 Georgians with multiple sclerosis and their families in all 159 counties of Georgia.

Georgia State student-athletes in all sports are commited to making a difference and giving back, Director of Athletics Cheryl L. Levick has established a department-wide goal of 3,000 hours of community service by GSU student-athletes during the 2009-10 year. Up next is the CAA Blood Challenge, Sept. 22 at the Georgia State Sports Arena. Click here for more information.

The Georgia State basketball team, coached by Rod Barnes, opens the 2009-10 season Nov. 12 at NC State. Season tickets are on sale now, priced at just $120 for a lower level reserved seat, or $96 for mezzanine level general admission seating. Click here, or call 1.866.GA.STATE to purchase tickets.