ATLANTA (Feb. 17, 2011) - Members of the Georgia State men's soccer team helped out in the community last weekend at Oakland Cemetery and Piedmont Park. The team helped with landscaping and maintenance around those areas.  

"We think that it is very important to have a sense of pride in being able to lend a hand in the local community," said head coach Brett Surrency.

The Georgia State men's soccer team is gearing up for the 2011 spring season and recently got a chance to give back to the community.

"The two most recent occasions were satisfying because of the history that both Piedmont Park and the Oakland Cemetery have in Atlanta," said Surrency.  "It was very clear which guys on our team have never done any landscaping before, but the guys worked hard and did a great job on both days."

Georgia State's student-athletes have a combined goal of serving 4,000 total hours of community service this year, which averages out to about 15 hours per student-athlete.