HILTON HEAD, S.C. – For the first time in school history, the Georgia College athletic department earned the American Red Cross Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Gift of Life Challenge Champion for most participants through Red Cross blood drives during the school year.
The award was given at the PBC’s recent post-season awards banquet this week.
Partnering with Georgia College’s GIVE Center, the Bobcat Athletic Department helped out on the school’s nine blood drives, producing 728 useable units of blood.
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.
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.