by Trevor Kuss, sports information assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – As part of a continued effort toward giving back to the Milledgeville community, the Georgia College softball team was up early Saturday, Sept. 15 when they volunteered at Lockerly Arboretum.
Nineteen members of the softball team were in attendance, and along with head coach Jamie Grodecki and her coaching staff, they volunteered from 9-to-11 a.m. performing a number of horticultural maintenance tasks.
They removed non-native plants from the arboretum while also clearing a walkway. They also helped with general beautification of the arboretum.
The goal of the Lockerly Arboretum is to provide outstanding ecological, horticultural and historical education in order to promote preservation and stewardship of the environment, by fostering an understanding of and an appreciation for the natural world. Visiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 11 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at www.twitter.com/BobcatSports and www.facebook.com/gcbobcats for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCBobcats.com for more information, and to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.