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BPC Student-Athletes Volunteer at Community Fall Festival

BPC Men's Basketball Team
Brewton-Parker men’s Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball teams pause for a photo op after the Toombs County Central Elementary School Community Fall Festival.
Barons High five
Varsity point guard Shaquil Baker high fives a student after winning a game as fellow Varsity player, Darrie Stephens, and Vershawn Manning, Junior Varsity, add their congratulations. (Photos by Joshua McPhatter)

 

By Ashley Marsteller

BPC Staff Writer

MOUNT VERNON— Members of the BPC Barons Varsity and JV Men’s Basketball teams took time out of their busy week to lend a helping hand at the Toombs Central Elementary School Community Fall Festival on Thursday, October 6. Becoming part of a Toombs County tradition spanning over three decades, the players joined teachers and numerous community sponsors in the set up and operation of various booths and activities, including face painting, beanbag throws, a dunking booth, and much more. As many local families came together for the event, the volunteers gathered to work and interact with the kids, indulging in child-like play and giving demonstrations of their athletic prowess.

“I want to express my appreciation for the volunteers from the Men’s Basketball program with the Fall Festival last night at Toombs Central,” said Millie Price, Toombs Elementary staff member and BPC Alum. “Michael and PJ did an excellent job of helping with the 4th grade Bingo and Concession area. The other players were enthusiastic about running the different events and very interactive with the parents/students at each game booth. As a BPC alumni member (1997), it makes me extremely proud to be a Baron at heart when I see current students giving their personal time to make a difference at our school. The players may not have realized but over half our staff at TCES are BPC alumni members.  We truly appreciate help from the Baron Basketball squad.”

“I believe it is very important to do our part for the community,” said Jarvis Smith, Head Men’s Basketball Coach. “The community has played a big role in the success of Brewton-Parker over the years.”

“We were thankful for the opportunity to help our local community and represent this institution,” says Joshua B. McPhatter, Varsity Men’s Basketball Team Chaplain. “I believe the Men’s Basketball Program is about more than what happens on the court.  It’s also about giving back to the community and building true champions of character.”

The Men’s Basketball teams will also be volunteering at the J.D. Dickerson Elementary fall festival in November.

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The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
 
Brewton-Parker College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brewton-Parker College.
 
Updated on: October 12, 2011 1:43 PM