MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Over the weekend, the Georgia College Baseball team was active on campus, assisting with the 17th annual Potato Drop, hosted by the GIVE Center at Georgia College.
The event, held Saturday, Oct. 27 at the West Campus parking lot, features over 40,000 pounds of potatoes that are sorted and then disseminated to 50 various organizations in the community. Event organizers estimate that Georgia College feeds over 140,000 local individuals from this event alone.
“What a tremendous opportunity to serve others and contribute to a worthy cause,” said Head Coach Jason Eller. “Serving others is one of our core values at Georgia College Baseball and there was a great level of school spirit at the Peeler Athletic Complex on Saturday."
The Bobcat Baseball team spent the morning sorting and bagging the potatoes, which were then delivered on the same day to regional groups that work to fight hunger, homelessness, and poverty.
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