January 28, 2010

GCSU Athletics to Host FCA Sunday, Free Entry With Church Bulletin

by Ben Owens, sports information student assistant

MILEDGEVILLE, Ga.- The Georgia College & State University athletic department will recognize local Fellowship of Christian Athlete (FCA) organizations for the second-straight season Sunday, Jan. 31 at the basketball games against UNC Pembroke. The women's game starts at 1:30 p.m. with the men's game to follow at 3:30 p.m. Anyone who brings a church bulletin from that day's church service will get into the games for free.

"This great organization is all about reaching out and connecting athletes and coaches at all different levels within the community," says Kara Teresi, Georgia College's FCA leader and Bobcat soccer player. "FCA is the heart and soul in sports and we are excited to have groups from the local area come out to show their support and promote FCA values of integrity, serving, teamwork and excellence."

"Similar to last year's FCA event, the groups can expect halftime activities, a shootout, food and t-shirts," said Middle Georgia Regional FCA Director Scott Adams.

Anyone who brings a church bulletin from that day's church service will get into the games for free.

The GCSU Department of Athletics, winners of the 2008-09 PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Georgia College prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at Twitter.com username GCSUSID for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame