GC Athletic Teams Gather for Make-A-Wish

SAAC raises money for Make-A-Wish Foundation at Magnolia Ballroom
SAAC raises money for Make-A-Wish Foundation at Magnolia Ballroom

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.  – Members of the Georgia College athletic teams gathered earlier this month to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Student-athletes from the baseball, basketball, cross country, tennis, softball, volleyball, soccer and golf teams gathered for a semi-formal dance in the Magnolia Ballroom to support the foundation.

The Georgia College Student-Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted the event for the second year under the guidance of Assistant Director of Athletics Ginger Chaffinch, who serves as the SAAC Advisor.

“It was a great night,” said Chaffinch. “We had about 150 people at the dance and raised about $1,800. The student-athletes got to relax and have a great time and we raised money for a great cause.”

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is an organization that helps grant wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The foundation has enriched the lives of thousands of children through its wish-granting work.

“This is just another great thing where the student-athletes can come together for a great cause,” added assistant athletic director and tennis coach Steve Barsby.

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 @GCBobcats on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit GCBobcats.PhotoReflect.com to purchase photo prints from home athletic contests.