April 3rd: a very special Saturday with the Georgia Spartans
Since the start of the United Men's Basketball League (#UMBLHoops) semi-professional basketball season in March, the Georgia Spartans are making winning moves on the court. Their 4-0 overall record has them among the 2 undefeated teams (along with the 4-0 Atlanta Legends). Their well-running offense and solid defense, combined with team execution and chemistry, are keys to their winning ways.
However, their winning moves aren't limited to the court.
On Saturday, April 3rd, members of the team volunteer at 2 Easter Egg Hunts (one in Riverdale, GA and the other in Decatur, GA). In their "bye" week, they make time to say "hello" to the greater Metro-Atlanta community.
Both locations allow for giveaways including game-tickets. At the Decatur location (Exchange Park), there's a random draw for a 50 inch television.
Taking time out to connect with youth and adults is a key part of what the Georgia Spartans team is all about. Community outreach is a major and sincere part of what they do in their 10-year existence, and with youth/community centered-programs coming up during the summer and fall, investing in the lives of people is part of their mission and purpose.
They'll resume their regular season play on April 10th at 4pm at the Atlanta Jewish Academy (5200 Northland Drive in Atlanta, GA), as tickets start at $10 per person (children 12 and under are free). In the meantime, their balance of teamwork on and off the court make them a steady presence in semi-professional basketball and beyond.
After all, it's Saturdays with the Georgia Spartans.
Photos taken by Andrew Snorton:
Jerell Shearin and Georgia Spartans' forward Parysh Munroe provide the winner of the random drawing with a 50 inch television (top row/left).
Members of the Georgia Spartans take time to talk with youth and adults at the contact-free Easter Egg Hunt at Exchange Park (top row/right).
Exchange Park is one of the two locations (the other in Riverdale, GA) where team members volunteer (second row from top/left).
Game tickets are among the giveaways for those in attendance (second row from top/right).
Exchange Park in Decatur, GA is one of the two locations where the players volunteer (third row from top/left).
Players made their way to Riverdale, GA to provide weekend holiday cheer for youth and the community (third row from top/right).
Winning moves on and off the court; these are hallmarks of the Georgia Spartans semi-professional basketball team since their inception 10 years ago (fourth row from top/left).
It's all about the community (fourth row from top/right).
Giving back (bottom row/left).
Game-time this Saturday, April 10th (at 4pm at the Atlanta Jewish Academy) as the Georgia Spartans (4-0) take on the Atlanta Defenders (4-0) in a battle of undefeated teams. Make plans to spend part of your Saturday with the Georgia Spartans!