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Citadel News Service
14 Apr 2011

Golf Company recognized for its community service work

Golf Company cadets recently wowed more than 1,100 students in grades K-12 and won the accolades of the Morgan, Allan, Platt Foundation.

The cadets spent two days in March learning about American Indian history and then helping students understand it during the annual American Indian Expo at Charlestowne Landing State Historic Site. The expo featured exhibits, a hands-on archeological dig, tours of and Indian village and dwelling and storytelling.

“Having the company there was great. Golf Company has always had an interest in helping out the community,” said company Commander Cadet Capt. Zachary Hancox. “We have participated as a company, and individually, in many different volunteer organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, World Changers, canned food drives and on mission trips. The American Indian Expo was a great opportunity to serve our community and represent The Citadel in a positive way.”

The Morgan Allen Platt Foundation, a non-profit 501(C)3 organization, was established in 2006 to research, educate, archive artifacts and historical documents to honor the historical and contemporary contributions of American Indians in South Carolina.

The foundation presented Golf Company with two trophies in appreciation for the cadets’ volunteer efforts.

“As we prepare our students to be principled leaders it is important for them to understand and appreciate other cultures. What better way to educate them than through a service project that exposes them to another culture and is fun,” said Robert Pickering, director of multicultural student services. “Our cadets worked hard and really enjoyed themselves.”

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