The community service provided by Georgia receivers Isaiah McKenzie and Terry Godwin this week likely happens much more often than you might think, but in times like these, it’s worth pointing out.
The two Bulldogs joined with members of the Athens-Clarke County police to read to a group of children at Bethel Midtown Village an Athens apartment complex. Lee Crosby, a senior officer in the department, led the police contingent.
Jake Rowe at 247Sports reported the players read Malcolm Mitchell’s “The Magician’s Hat,” to approximately 40 children and then posed for pictures afterward. This kind of thing goes unnoticed all the time across the country. College athletes in the SEC and all over the nation do a lot of community service work like this in their communities and rarely get credit for it.
But with tensions high around the nation because of recent tragic shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana, Philando Castile in Minnesota and five Dallas police officers, it seems like a good time to point out people from different backgrounds and experiences coming together to do something positive in their communities.