ATLANTA (March 23, 2011) - Some members of the Georgia State cross country 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.

This community service is an ongoing effort for all GSU student-athletes with a department goal of more than 4,500 hours of time given to the good of the community.