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GAB: GGC softball players volunteer with Special Olympics Georgia

GGC softball players volunteer with Special Olympics Georgia

On Saturday, Oct. 12, Georgia Gwinnett College’s softball team spent the day volunteering with Special Olympics Georgia at the organization’s State Fall Games in Dalton, which included a full softball tournament among its activities.

The Grizzlies helped organize participating teams and brackets while acting as coaching and support staff during the games. The student-athletes cheered on the players throughout the day and spent quality time with them off the field.

“It was really a great event for our team and I couldn’t be prouder of how enthusiastic our players were the entire day,” Coach Kat Ihlenburg said in a news release. “We really personified our team’s core purpose of ‘creating leaders that inspire and uplift the community through education and our love of the game.’ We made a lot of friends and I think we won over a lot of new Grizzly Softball fans.”

The event marked the second time the Grizzlies have worked with Special Olympics Georgia.

Proceeds from Halloween festival to benefit pet rescue organization

The Georgia SPCA is hosting a Halloween festival, along with a low-cost spay vaccination clinic, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Camp Woof, 4590 Buford Highway in Norcross.

Pet owners are invited to bring their animals in costume for a costume contest and to have a portrait made for a $10 donation.

For more information on the event, including vaccination fees, visit www.georgiaspca.org/halloween_2013.

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