The Oglethorpe University women's basketball team has partnered with the Sunrise Assisted Living Facility in Buckhead to form the "Silver Petrels." A play off of Oglethorpe's famed Stormy Petrel mascot, the "Silver Petrels" are elderly residents of the facility whom the team visits monthly to mingle with and play games. In return, their partners will attend a few home basketball games to support the women's team throughout the season.
"This is a great partnership and hopefully one we keep for many years," said Oglethorpe head basketball coach Aaron Nester. " It is neat to see our student-athletes be involved in something bigger than themselves and, ultimately, that is what it is all about."