HARTSVILLE, S.C. – In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., more than 250 Coker College student-athletes took time out of their busy schedules to give back to the Hartsville Community on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.
The Cobras, along with several other Coker clubs and organizations, participated in 24 community service projects throughout the Pee Dee Region. These projects ranged from helping install carpet at the Hartsville and Timmonsville Boys and Girls Clubs to playing Bingo and Nintendo Wii games with senior citizens at the Morrell Nursing Home.
“This was a great day for our student-athletes to get out and give back to the community,” said Coker College Director of Athletics Lynn Griffin. “It is a tremendous honor for us, as a college, to be able to honor a man like Dr. King by giving back to the community that gives us so much support.”
The day of service was one of a series of events Coker hosted to honor Dr. King across campus and in the community Jan. 12–16.