March 7, 2013
ATLANTA, Ga. --- The Georgia Lady Bulldogs took time out of their preparations for this weekend's SEC Tournament to visit patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta on Thursday afternoon. The trip was part of the SEC's “Time Out in the Community” initiative that is taking place during the SEC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments.
The Time Out in the Community program allows the men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes and coaches an opportunity to give back to the communities which host the SEC basketball championships.
"It was great to bring smiles to the faces of children," head coach Andy Landers said. "Several of our players are Human Development and Family Science majors and this visit was right up there alley."
The SEC office worked in conjunction with The Arena at Gwinnett Center staff in Duluth, Georgia where the 2013 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament is being held March 6-10 to establish the outreach opportunities in that area.
This new venture is also being supported by the SEC’s corporate sponsors as a replacement for the conference’s longstanding Youth Clinic program.