ATLANTA (Sept. 15, 2010) - For the third straight year, the Georgia State men's basketball time volunteered for the Bike MS: Cox Atlanta Ride 2010, 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 setup 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 4,500 hours of community service during the 2010-11 year. Up next is the CAA Blood Challenge, Sept. 28 at the Georgia State Sports Arena.

The Georgia State basketball team, coached by Rod Barnes, opens the 2010-11 season Nov. 16 at McNeese State. Season tickets are on sale now. Call 866.GA.STATE to purchase tickets.

To view a photo album of this event, please click here.