ATLANTA (Dec. 13, 2010) - Since wrapping up its fall schedule in October, the Georgia State women's golf team has stayed busy in and around the community.
The team members donated their time at four separate philanthropic events: a golf fundraiser benefitting the Larry Nelson-Joe Inman Foundation, Open Hands, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Atlanta and the Hammond Park Neighborhood Cleanup.
The ladies of Georgia State golf pitched in to help one of their own at the golf fundraiser as the proceeds went towards the Panthers' men's golf head coach, Joe Inman's fundraiser. After helping out around the course, the women's golf team members were given the opportunity to meet some of the professional players on the links such as Larry Nelson, Lee Trevino and Billy Andrade.
"The team has been great with community service and I think it has been a real eye-opener for the players on our team," said head coach Cathy Mant. "I don't know how much of that may be done in their countries. In the beginning a couple of them were asking why, but they have all done a magnificent job with it. I hope they will go away knowing that they are helping people who really are in need and hopefully it will continue to carry on in the future."
Other service tasks of the team included contributing in the preparation of almost 2,000 meals with Open Hands Atlanta, helping children at the Boys and Girls Club with their schoolwork and picking up trash and racking leaves in Hammond Park near the campus.
This community service volunteerism is part of GSU athletics' goal of 4,000 combined service hours during the 2010-11 school year.The Georgia State women's golf team will kick-off its spring schedule Feb. 13-15 as the Panthers travel south to Orlando, Fla., to compete in the UCF Challenge.