ATLANTA (March 22, 2011) - The Georgia State football team took time on Saturday, March 12 to volunteer for a cleanup project at historic Oakland Cemetery.

The Cemetery is just a mile from the GSU campus and a landmark for the city. Founded in 1850, the cemetery is the final resting place for six Georgia governors, Atlanta mayor Maynard Jackson, legendary golfer Bobby Jones and Gone With The Wind author Margaret Mitchell. One area contains 7,000 graves of Civil War soldiers. Another area includes 17,000 graves in Potter's Field, an area for those who could not afford to purchase grave sites.

Georgia State student-athletes in all sports are active in the community, and the athletics department expects to complete 4,500 hours of service during the 2010-11 academic year. To view a photo gallery of this event, please click here.