Oct. 24, 2006
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s top community outreach of the 2006-07 school year, TEAM Buzz, occurred this past weekend with over 60 Georgia Tech student-athletes participating in the event.
The TEAM (Tech Enhancing Atlanta Metropolitan) Buzz event is a day in which the Georgia Tech student-athletes and faculty join together to provide community service to the Atlanta area. Participants in the event work together on one of more than 40 community service projects in and around the city.
The Georgia Tech student-athletes participated in the John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve project, with volunteers assisting with trail maintenance and park beatification for the 30-acre forest preserve.
“The work was physical, but everyone seemed to have a great time”, said Rob Skinner, Student-Athlete Advisory Board advisor.
Once the work was completed, all project volunteers returned to campus for a late lunch to end the day
“Our men’s and women’s swimming, women’s cross country, baseball and men’s and women’s track teams, as well as our cheerleaders and a few staff members, turned out for the project,” said Skinner, “and I am always impressed with the dedication and commitment that our student-athletes have to community outreach.”
The Georgia Tech student-athletes will continue their community outreach this weekend with another project, the sixth-annual Michael Isenhour Toy Drive, which will take place at the Georgia Tech-Miami football game October 28. Student-athletes and members of the United States Marine Corps will be at all gates collecting new, unwrapped toys when gates open, prior to the start of the game.