Atlanta (November 18, 2009) - Georgia State men's soccer team continued the theme of community service in the area helping out at the Girls on the Run 5k race last Sunday morning.

The Georgia State men's soccer team ended its 2009 season last week with a thrilling 2-1 loss in overtime against Wofford, the Southern Conference champions. The team is now focusing on getting ready for the 2010 campaign and reaching out into the community.

The Panthers help lend their hands by volunteering for the New Balance Girls on the Run 5k in Atlanta this past Sunday. The student-athletes helped with various tasks incluing helping with the set-up, organized parking, race monitors (Safety and timing), and off course interacting with the participants.

Girls on the Run is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade. The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.

The Girls on the Run objective is to reduce the potential display of at-risk activities among its participants. The goal is fewer adolescent pregnancies and eating disorders, less depression and suicide attempts, as well as fewer substance/alcohol abuse problems and confrontations with the juvenile justice system.

For more information about more events in the Atlanta area please visit http://www.girlsontherunatlanta.org/