April 23, 2009

Men's Soccer Reaches Out to Lumpkin County

DAHLONEGA, GA - The North Georgia College & State University men’s soccer program spread smiles throughout the Lumpkin County Elementary School system earlier this month as the team participated in the National Read Across America Day.          

“This is always a great chance to get away from training to put our focus on our community and to make sure that our youth understand the importance of reading and education,” men’s soccer head coach Pat Parris said. “The men understand that it is not always about them, but it is about the opportunity to show others the ability to inspire and to give back to others.” 

By reading to the children of Lumpkin County Elementary, the North Georgia soccer team plans to tie the organizations together in hopes of fortifying support around the community.  This is third year the Saints have participated in the event as the team plans to continue community outreach programs in the coming months.

Last season, the men’s soccer program hosted their first-ever Peach Belt Conference Tournament game and advanced to the Final Four for the second straight year. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as North Georgia’s 2009 schedule will be released to the public.

A special thanks to the Lumpkin County Elementary School and the staff who helped make this experience unforgettable.