by Brian DeCandia, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Senior Josh Hurst (Athens, Ga.) of the Georgia College men’s basketball team recently took time out of his busy schedule to give back to the community in which he has lived in for the past four years.
Hurst donated his time at the Blandy Hills Elementary school reading and spending quality time with Mrs. Cathy Sellers’ kindergarten class.
“It was a fun and a rewarding experience for me,” said Hurst. “There is just something about giving back to these kids and seeing all the potential they have to offer.”
“This is something we’ve done every year with my wife’s class since I started at Georgia College,” said coach Terry Sellers. “The kids enjoy meeting the players and having the guys read them books. Some of those kids come to our games so it is a good experience for them to meet with some of the players. Josh has participated in this every year since he has been here, and it’s good for Josh and past players who have done this to realize how fortunate they are that these kids look up to them.”
The Bobcats open up their season Nov. 17 against Carver Bible College at 7:30 p.m. in the Centennial Center.
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