ATHENS, Ga. — The Southeastern Conference has announced the Community Service Team for the sports of men and women’s track and field and cross country. The conference names a Community Service Team for each of its league-sponsored sports, looking to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to his or her community through superior service efforts.
Here are Georgia’s 2023 honorees, both of whom will be representing the Bulldogs at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Austin, Texas, on June 7-10:
Cavanaugh volunteered at Chase Street Elementary’s field day and played games with the kids, teaching them a range of fun exercises to do. He also participated at the UGA Spooky Dawgs event where he and teammates spent time with kids in the Athens area for a Halloween event. Cavanaugh helped out at the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree event, spending time with kids who have a parent(s) who has been incarcerated. He also cheered on Special Olympics athletes during their parade and gave time to the Special Olympics Prom where he spent time with the athletes and volunteered to get pie thrown in his face for the event. Cavanaugh also volunteered at the Special Olympics baseball game, helping out the athletes play a game of baseball on Georgia’s Foley Field, run the bases and enjoy themselves.
Marsh volunteered for 35 hours to Bigger Vision Community Shelter in Athens and she worked with a local group named Girl Power, offering activity stations with elementary age girls and doing Q&As with them before UGA athletic events. Marsh also gave time for Spooky Dawgs, which was a program around Halloween that entertained area students. She donated time for the Hometown Hero event and acted as the Chair for Girl Talk, which encourages local school age girls and puts on events for them. Marsh served as a committee member for the DEI committee within the UGA Athletic Association and volunteered for litter pickup with the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. She also participated in a pre-K children’s book video.