Georgia Southern Donates to Boys and Girls Club

STATESBORO, Ga., — Nov. 27, 2013 – The Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County has received a $1,500 donation from Georgia Southern University.

A foursome representing the University won the 2013 Chancellor’s Fall Classic Charity Cup golf tournament held on Aug. 23 at The Georgia Club in Athens. The victory included a $1,500 donation on behalf of Georgia Southern to a charity of the University’s choice.

(L-R) Rob Whitaker, vice president for business and finance, and University President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D., make a $1,500 donation to Mike Jones, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County.

(L-R) Rob Whitaker, vice president of business and finance, and University President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D., make a $1,500 donation to Mike Jones, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County.

Georgia Southern President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D. and Vice President of Business and Finance Rob Whitaker toured the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County on Nov. 20 before making the check presentation. “This is an incredible facility and what an incredible need in the community that they fulfill here,” said Keel. “Georgia Southern is part of a great community and we take that role very seriously and this is just a small way that we can give back to the community that we serve. It’s a real great day for us.”

The Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County serves around 400 children with a focus on academics by providing after-school homework help and tutoring along with plenty of recreational and social activities. “Any participation that we can get with Georgia Southern is always valuable to the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County and our operations,” said Executive Director Mike Jones. “In these tough economic times, a donation like this makes a tremendous impact on the kids that we serve and the programs that we are able to offer to the children. It’s an extreme honor and pleasure to have such a good relationship with Georgia Southern.”

The members of the winning golf team were Rob Whitaker, John Mulherin, Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation president, Larry Mays, University golf coach and Carter Collins, assistant coach.

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