The USC Upstate men’s and women’s golf teams gave back to the Spartanburg community this past Saturday as they spent the day volunteering with the Habitat for Humanity. It is the first of several community service initiatives planned by both teams during the 2016-17 school year.
This marked the first time this year that Upstate golf will be working with Habitat for Humanity. The Spartans have two more community service dates planned for Oct. 14 and Nov. 19, and will work with Habitat for Humanity on both dates. The teams also plan to partner with other community service groups on Oct. 14.
“Habitat for Humanity is a great organization and I am thankful that our golf teams have the opportunity to be a part of building homes in our community,” said head coach Todd Lawton.
The teams were split into two work sites last weekend. The women’s team worked primarily with framing and building a storage shed at their house. The men dealt with putting up siding at their site, as well as, working on the trimming around windows and measuring.
“I am so proud of our golfers’ work ethic, and the fellowship and camaraderie,” Lawton said. “I am so excited that we can plan to do this again in the near future.”