Southeastern Conference staff members and former SEC athletes joined hands with more than 60 volunteers from Allstate Insurance Company for the second annual “Allstate SEC Good Works Day” at the Anderson Recreation Center in Atlanta on Dec. 2.
The community service project took place in conjunction with Hands on Atlanta leading up to the 2010 SEC Championship game and featured former Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team members and University of Georgia players Matt Stinchcomb, D.J. Shockley and David Greene. SEC commissioner Mike Slive was also on hand as the combined team of volunteers took part in landscaping, painting and other restorative tasks to help clean up the facility.
“Playing football, especially in the SEC, we have a tremendous platform to really give back,” said Greene. “There are kids that come to this recreation center every day, so they need the opportunity to have a good facility that they can take pride in.”
The Anderson Recreation Center is part of the Atlanta Police Athletic League, a non-profit organization that implements a variety of organized activities for local police officers to interact with and mentor community youth.
In 2009, volunteers from the SEC and Allstate hosted a similar event to support an Atlanta chapter of the Boys & Girls Club.