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Basketball Participates in "Beat Hunger" Carnival Event

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IMG_0662.JPGCarolina Dining's "Beat Hunger" campaign took over Greene St in front of the Russell House Wednesday afternoon for their third annual carnival event to collect money and canned goods to donate to Harvest Hope Food Bank.  Meredith Fievet of the university's Continuing Education and Conferences office helped Carolina Dining with the event and reached out to get Gamecock athletics teams involved. 

Student-athletes from Men's Basketball and Women's Basketball came out to the event to show their support for the festivities. Students could donate five canned goods or five dollars to the cause to earn tickets to play a variety of carnival-style games. Winners were able to pick out prizes such as Gamecock t-shirts, water bottles, and more.

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"Beat Hunger is a great event that brings together the student body and we felt it was an important cause for our guys to be a part of," explained Men's Basketball Director of Operations Justin Phelps. "This offseason we made it our goal for our guys to double the amount of community service they're doing this year and they've really done a good job of taking that on and getting involved in things."


Women's Basketball begins official practice on October 3. Men's Basketball begins practice on October 14. Season tickets are available for both teams on


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