Athletics takes part in TSU's 4th annual community service day
Friday, August 27, 2010

Nashville --- Student-athletes, coaches and administrators volunteered today as a part of Tennessee State University's fourth Annual Community Service Day.

Behind the theme, "It takes one student, one campus & one day of service to make a difference," a host of TSU students, faculty and staff gathered at the Gentry Center for registration before traveling to various sites in Nashville.

The women's track team volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank while men's basketball served at Monroe Harding. The women's basketball team spent the morning at ThriftSmart while members of the golf team worked at the House of Mercy and George Washington Carver Gardens. Football players were also in attendance to help out with the early morning set-up.

A few other areas included among the volunteer sites were Feed the Children, Second Radnor Lake State Park and the Ronald McDonald House.

After serving throughout the morning, the volunteers returned to the Gentry Center for an afternoon cookout. During the cookout, TSU president Dr. Melvin N. Johnson as well as some community leaders from the Nashville area addressed the crowd.

"I just want to thank all of our teams for supporting the university service day," commented SWA Valencia Jordan. "It is important that we understand the privilege and opportunity to serve and we want to keep our student-athletes and coaches engaged in giving back to the community."