ATLANTA (Oct. 30, 2010) - Members of the Georgia State men's golf team spent time volunteering with The First Tee of Atlanta on Saturday, working toward the athletics department goal of 4500 hours of community service this year.

Participants of the event had the opportunity to meet and learn from student-athletes and coaches during a special event at the John A White Golf Course, home of The First Tee of Atlanta.

The First Tee of Atlanta and Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) teamed up to organize the event, which benefited more than 100 young people from the Atlanta area.

The event will give The First Tee of Atlanta participants the opportunity to learn from collegiate players and coaches and in the areas of golf instruction and wellness, as well as the importance of high school graduation, preparation for college and college golf opportunities.

Based in Southwest Atlanta at the John A. White Golf Course, the First Tee of Atlanta is a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching Atlanta youth life skills and golf skills in a seamless fashion. The First Tee of Atlanta was founded in 2000 and is a chapter of The First Tee, an international youth program created by the World Golf Foundation in 1997.

Annually, The First Tee of Atlanta serves more than 600 young people using the 9-hole golf course, 40+ tee range and practice green of John A. White in a manner that allows the facility to be open to the public year round.

The Panthers fall season ended earlier this week at the United States Collegiate Championship. State will take the next three months off before returning to the course for the JU Invitational at the famed Stadium Course at the TPC of Sawgrass beginning on Jan. 30th.