ATLANTA - Georgia State's student-athletes had set a goal last year of 3,000 community service hours and raced past that with more than 4,000 hours served. This year, Director of Athletics Cheryl Levick challenged the student-athletes on opening night with a goal of 4,500 hours that would require a minimum of 10 hours served for each student-athlete.

On the first weekend of school, the Panther Army of 70-75 volunteers took to the streets and parks of Atlanta to help clean up and spruce up the public areas near the GSU campus. The Renaissance Park on Piedmont Avenue, just blocks from The Commons housing units were the targeted area.

Teams from cross country, women's basketball, softball and track were all out working in the summer heat to help others.

View the photo album to check out some of the volunteer work here.