ATLANTA - Members of the Georgia State football team took time on their day off from practice to give back to their community, spending Monday morning with the students of nearby Cook Elementary School.

Cook Elementary is located just across the street from the Panthers' practice facility on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The students enjoyed a few hours of physical activity with the Panthers, learning the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. The Panthers also talked to the young people about the importance of working hard in school, listening to teachers and coaches, and making good choices.

"It's great to be out here working with kids and giving back to our community," said redshirt freshman linebacker Mark Hogan. "We are trying to be role models to these young people, teaching them about being healthy and active . We also talked to them about working hard and doing well in school."

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