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    The University of South Carolina Athletics Department's Community Service program, "Team Gamecocks," represents a continuing commitment by Gamecock student athletes, coaches and staff to respond with both time and effort to the needs of their local communities. Student athletes actively and directly involve themselves by sharing individual talents and experiences with a variety of audiences throughout the Midlands.

    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.

    A few of the many ways Team Gamecocks have served the Midlands has included reading to local elementary school children, collecting food for the Harvest Hope Food Bank, visiting both hospitalized veterans and children, and interacting with kids in after-school programs. There are ongoing opportunities for Team Gamecocks as well as scheduled events. Student athletes can select service opportunities in which they are most interested.

    The Coordinator of Team Gamecocks must receive requests at least three weeks prior to the event. A Team Gamecocks Request Form is available to print from this web site. As a reminder, there are NCAA guidelines to which we must adhere. These include limiting participation to events within 30 miles of the University of South Carolina and restricting involvement with student to those in the eighth grade or younger. For more information please call 777-9913.

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    Gamecocks Making a Difference

    March 30, 2007
    The women's soccer team gave a soccer clinic to students at Lexington Intermediate School.
    Aug. 2, 2007
    Student-athletes here in the summer volunteered at Harvest Hope Food Bank to help with an emergency food pantry.
    Dec. 16, 2006
    The football team held its annual dinner to benefit Children's Chance, an organization committed to helping children's cancer patients.
    March 29, 2007
    Student-athletes visited children at Palmetto Hospital for Wesley Brown Day.
    Dec. 5, 2006
    Student-Athletes from various sports volunteered for Lift Up America, our annual event where Tyson Chicken donates 30,000 pounds of chicken to local agencies in the name of South Carolina Athletics.
    July 27, 2006 & July 13, 2007
    The USC football team read to local children at the annual Richland County Public Library's Pigskin Poets.
    Oct. 28, 2006
    Many of our USC student-athletes volunteered at EdVenture Children's Museum Hallowanka Celebration. Student-athletes helped run various activities and passed out candy to local children.
    September 15, 2007
    The USC Student-Athletes all worked together to collect food for the SEC "Together We Can" Food Drive. South Carolina collected more than half of the total conference effort of 20 Tons!!
    March 29, 2007
    Student-athletes visited children at a local hospital this past summer.
    July 27, 2006 & July 13, 2007
    The USC football team read to local children at the annual Richland County Public Library's Pigskin Poets.
    Nov. 14, 2006
    Baseball player Phil Disher read to many elementary school classes for Wood Elementary School's American Reading Day.
    Nov. 7, 2006
    Football player Marvin Sapp was the keynote speaker at the Lexington Youth Football League Banquet.
    April 20, 2007
    Student-athletes volunteered for the South Carolina Special Olympics held at the USC track.
    April 27, 2007
    Student-athletes from various sports volunteered at St. Andrew's Middle School Field Day.
    March 13, 2007
    Members of the women's volleyball team spent their spring break repairing homes on a campus-led mission trip.
    Feb. 18, 2007
    Jasper and Casper Brinkley of the football team volunteered as celebrity judges for the Carolina School for Inquiry's Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser.

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