by Trevor Kuss, sports information assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College women’s basketball team may be busy getting started with the 2012-13 season, but head coach Maurice Smith and eight members of the team still took the time Tuesday, Nov. 6 to help out at the Red Cross Blood Drive at the Magnolia Ballroom.
The players were on hand to assist the blood drive where needed, spending most of their time in front of the ballroom letting people know where the blood drive was located and encouraging students and community members to give blood.
The blood drive received 155 units on the first day and 178 on the second. The 333 total donations set a new record for drives at Georgia College, with the previous record standing at 253 set last spring.
“Giving blood helps so many people in the long run,” said sophomore Enisha Donley (Loganville, Ga.). “We got involved to encourage the community and show that as Bobcats we’re here to help in any way we can. Also, when it can help save nine babies who can turn down helping wherever they can?”
The Bobcats continue their season Friday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. when they travel to Dahlonegha, Ga. to take part in the Lady Saints Tip-Off Classic.
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