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USC Wins Food Drive Competition

Nov. 21, 2005

USC and Clemson Student-Athletes have teamed up against hunger in South Carolina. During the Clemson USC football game on Saturday, the results of the food drive competition were announced. Over the past three weeks, Clemson student-athletes collected 6,094 pounds of food while USC student-athletes collected 12,477 pounds. This is a combined 18,571 pounds of food, enough to feed 928 people in South Carolina for a week. Representing Clemson University was Casey Phillips (Women's Cross Country) and Brett Twente (Men's Tennis) and representing USC was Laura Pipkin (Equestrian) and Brad Hocking (Baseball). The winner of the 2005 Clemson vs. Carolina Food Drive is South Carolina!

Every year, student athletes from different athletic teams coordinate team projects by taking responsibility to serve as goodwill ambassadors not only for their respective programs, but also for the Athletics Department and the University of South Carolina as a whole. In addition, a number of student athletes elect to perform individual community service hours in a variety of areas. The University of South Carolina Athletics Department is committed to providing volunteer opportunities for student athletes to connect with people in the surrounding community. The greater Columbia community is invited to utilize members of Team Gamecocks to serve as role models and willing volunteers. For more information on Team Gamecocks, please visit their website at or call (803) 777-9913.