FRANKLIN SPRINGS, GA
The Emmanuel College Men's basketball team recently participated in Royston Elementary School Beautification Day.
The team spent most of a Saturday morning loading gravel, removing and installing railroad ties, trimming hedges, pulling up weeds, picking up trash, and laying pine straw at the elementary school.
"We are very appreciative of the support we receive from the community and wanted to take the opportunity to give back in a very practical, hands-on way," said Lions Head Coach TJ Rosene. "
Helping with this project also served as an opportunity for players and coaches to work together in ways other than on the basketball court.
"We were more than happy to help with the project because we feel that giving back is a huge part of our success and without the help and support from the community we wouldn't be able to do the things we do. We are a community and communities support one another," said freshman Austin Greene.
Junior Zach Lillie added, "We understand and are thankful for the generation before us that gave us the opportunity to play the game we love among many other things. This was just a small opportunity for us to serve our future generations and to show appreciation for the generation that served us."
The Lions kick off their season against Georgia College in the Conference Carolina/Peach Belt Challenge in Dahlonega, GA on November 13th and will open up at home against Carver College on November 23rd at 7:00pm.