Georgia Tech athletes and staff pose for a picture in front of a home in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, where they cut out the foundation and poured in a new one. The home had been condemned by FEMA and was to be torn down. (Brad Malone/Georgia Tech Athletics)
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Georgia Tech athletes in Puerto Rico for service project

On Sunday, 20 Georgia Tech athletes left Atlanta for a week in Puerto Rico to assist with hurricane rehabilitation efforts. It is the second year in a row that athletes from Tech have traveled to Puerto Rico as part of the athletic department’s “Jackets Without Borders” program. They will be serving the community of Villa del Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September 2017. Team members were responsible for raising $2,000 each to go on the trip.

The team includes members of athletes from five teams, along with four staff members.

Football: Djimon Brooks, Charlie Clark, Carson Fletcher, Hamp Gibbs, Keegan Hemingway, Jahaziel Lee and Wesley Wells.

Swimming and diving: Kelsey Dekshenieks, Paige Gohr, Morgan Johnson, Macleary Moran and Aidan Pastel.

Volleyball: Gabi Dolan and Lexi Dorn

Women’s basketball: Lotta-Maj Lahtinen.

Spirit: Christina Darland, Cat Gross, Madison Hicks, Madison Moitoso and Jackson Wydra.

In Puerto Rico, ‘life-changing experience’ for Georgia Tech athletes

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