ATLANTA (April 14, 2011) - Members of the Georgia State men's golf team spent time volunteering with Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, working toward the athletics department goal of 4500 hours of community service this year.
Each member of the team helped build the three-bedroom, one-bath house with the organization for eight hours in the Inman Park part of Atlanta.
As par of the Atlanta Chapter for Habitat for Humanity, which has built more than 1,100 homes since 1983 in the Atlanta area, the crew did everything from roofing to installing siding during its time on property.
"I was so pleased that we were able to help such a fine organization," commented head coach Joe Inman. "I feel as though it is important for the members of our team to give back to the community and when we can do something as worthwhile as this, it makes it even more special."
As part of Habitat for Humanity, the homeowner must invest 250 sweat-equity hours in building his or her own home. In this case, a local gentleman who has worked tirelessly in the community was able to work along side the Panthers to build his new home.
This marks the second big volunteer event the men's golf team has participated in this year. During the fall, the team worked with the First Tee of Atlanta, allowing participants the opportunity to learn from collegiate players and coaches in the areas of golf instruction and wellness, as well as the importance of high school graduation, preparation for college and college golf opportunities.
The Panthers will conclude the regular season this weekend at the Yellow Jacket Classic, hosted by Georgia Tech at the Golf Club of Georgia.