Eagles Participate in Bulloch County Relay for Life Event
STATESBORO, Ga. - More than 160 of Georgia Southern University's student-athletes participated in the Bulloch County Relay for Life at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds Friday, April 16th. The Eagles supported the mission of remembering those lost to cancer and supporting those facing cancer with the hopes that one day cancer will be eliminated.
Wearing their uniforms or themed T-shirts, Georgia Southern student-athletes cheered and applauded those who walked in the "Survivors Lap" and fell into step with community members and their teammates to begin walking around the track. The track at the Fairgrounds was lined on both sides with luminarias, dedicated to those individuals who lost a battle to cancer or honor those who have won the battle.
Representatives from all sports programs not competing or traveling to competition comprised the Eagle team, one of 102 total teams at this year's Bulloch County Relay for Life event. Georgia Southern's live mascot, Freedom, a six-year old American bald eagle, posed with his fellow Eagles, and many new fans, at the Fairgrounds.
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Thursday, 22 April 2010 23:23