ATLANTA (Nov. 1, 2010) - Continuing to be very active in the Atlanta community, the Georgia State men's basketball team volunteered for the annual American Heart Association Heart Walk held Saturday at Turner Field.

The men's basketball team, which has made it an annual tradition to volunteer at the Heart Walk, was also joined by the Georgia State cheerleaders and many others. The event begins at Turner Field, which is just blocks from the Georgia State campus.

To begin the event, the Panther men's basketball team helped lead the warm-up ceremonies, and then the team members, along with the cheerleaders, cheered on the walkers at the start line.

The team also distributed information, greeted runners at the finish line and interacted with children in the Kids Zone.

For the third straight year, the men's basketball team will host an American Heart Association game on Saturday, Feb. 12 vs. Northeastern.

The team will auction off red jerseys, with proceeds going to the American Heart Association. Tip-off is set for noon, live on CSS.

The Panthers are well on their way to achieving the department-wide goal of 4,500 community service hours during the 2010-11 year, a goal established by Director of Athletics Cheryl L. Levick.