Homecoming for a good cause

Bailey Adcock

Homecoming week at Georgia Southern is filled with exciting social events that involve students, alumni and faculty throughout the week.

One aspect of Homecoming that goes somewhat unnoticed is the philanthropic aspect.

Many of the events put on during homecoming benefit local organizations and provides much needed financial funds and other resources to the local community.

Eagles for Eagles

One organization benefiting from homecoming week is Eagles for Eagles.

The event is sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA) and is an organization dedicated to providing financial support to GS students who are experiencing monetary hardships.

The organization benefitted from both Pennies for Eagles and Doo-Dah ticket purchases this year.

Various organizations on campus participated in Pennies for Eagles, playing with the new spin given to each day. Last year during homecoming week, student organizations raised over $4,000 through Pennies for Eagles alone.

With other events like Doo-Dah and an Interfraternity Golf Tournament, Georgia Southern organizations were able to raise over $9,000 total for Eagles for Eagles last year.

Sculpt-It for the Food Bank

In addition to Eagles for Eagles benefitting from homecoming week, another event that helped out the local community was the Sculpt-It for the Food Bank competition.

This competition consisted of teams from across campus who gathered up canned goods and non-perishable items to be given to the local food bank.

Each team was expected to create a sculpture out of these goods in order to compete against each other.

Though these are only a few of the events that take place during homecoming week, for the Statesboro community, these events do a world of good all year long.