March 18, 2011

GC Tennis Makes a Difference at Local Bake Sale

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by Brian DeCandia, sports information graduate assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College tennis program and head coach Steve Barsby were happy to help out Creekside Elementary School Thursday by volunteering at their yearly bake sale to raise money for Relay for Life.

“This was a great way for our student-athletes to give back to the community,” said coach Barsby. “It’s a good experience for our men and women to help out and give back to the community that supports us. A bake sale is an excellent way to raise money for Relay for Life and everyone came out a winner.”

Four student-athletes participated in the event by selling baked goods and interacting with the youths. The four GC student-athletes that volunteered were women’s tennis players May Johnson (Sydney, Australia), Bertille Lion (Lyon, France) and Kayla Barksdale (Augusta, Ga.). Men’s tennis sophomore Wictor Andersson (Karlskoga, Sweden) also participated in the event.

Men’s tennis travels to Erskine Friday, March 18 for a 1 p.m. start and women’s tennis squares off against the University of Montevallo at home Sunday, March 20 at noon.

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