By Pierce Feltner–

Louisville and Georgia fans came together at the Ronald McDonald house in Charlotte to help the local community before the big game.

The alumni associations for both schools worked together to find a place that both schools could make a difference before the Belk Bowl. They helped clean up the house and bring them a bit of holiday cheer this morning.

“We planned our trip around the community service event,” Speed School alumni Trey Fletcher said. “We wanted to make sure that we could help out here in Charlotte.”

The fans were happy to make a difference in the community before the big game in any way they could. They woke up nine hours before the game to come out and work for the kids of the community.

“Our family was glad to have a chance to work with U of L for the community service project,” volunteer Trip Higginbotham said. “We don’t get to make it to many games, so this was a fun way for me and my kids to get involved.”

This is the fourth time Louisville has worked with the opposing school in a bowl game to work on a community service project. Georgia is new to the community service projects, but are very excited to give back to the community.

Photo by Austin Lassell / The Louisville Cardinal.