Oct. 25, 2007
ATLANTA – Yellow Jacket student-athletes, including members of the football, volleyball, golf, basketball, tennis, baseball, softball, track & field and swimming & diving teams, will take part in TEAM Buzz, Georgia Tech’s annual community service day, this Saturday, Oct. 27.
TEAM Buzz, which stands for Tech Enhancing Atlanta Metropolitan, has brought students, faculty, staff and alumni together and dispersed them throughout the Atlanta area, participating in everything from tree plantings to soup kitchen operation to providing all volunteers for local charity races.
This year, the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB), which includes at least one representative from each of Georgia Tech’s 17 sports, has selected the Eastside Greenway Park as its project, and will be responsible for clearing undergrowth and plants as part of evolution of the five-acre greenspace containing paths, streams and a hardwood grove. The Georgia Tech SAAB members have collected more than 90 teammates to participate in the project this weekend.
“This community outreach project as been a great way to integrate our student-athletes with the rest of the Georgia Tech population,” Leah Thomas, advisor to the Georgia Tech SAAB, said. “It’s great to see our student-athletes team with other students and alums to give back to the community.”
Continuing their tradition of giving back to the community, the Georgia Tech SAAB’s next large-scale community service project will occur in November, when they hold the seventh-annual Michael Isenhour Toy Drive to benefit Toys for Tots. More information on that event to come at a later date.