July 28, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina men's basketball team, along with head coach Frank Martin, spent time at Fort Jackson in Columbia today, holding an event for children at the Solomon Center. The community outreach is part of the "8K In 8 Days" campaign for Gamecock men's basketball.
The event opened with Major General Bradley Becker, the Fort Jackson Commanding General, addressing the crowd and introducing Martin. The team members were next introduced before Major General Becker presented Coach Martin with a gift.
The over 250 children in attendance next split into groups and learned fundamentals of basketball, such as dribbling, stretching, lay-ups and more drills, with team members leadings the groups.
Coach Martin spoke about why today's event was so important to him and his team.
"Today's event impacts two groups of people, it impacts kids and members of our military," Martin said. "Getting our players and staff involved in the lives of young people is a big responsibility to us and also to come out and assist the military any way we can.
"Any time we can put our players in front of young kids, they realize just how impactful they are to those young people. It continues to give them a sense of responsibility for how they act and how they conduct themselves."
Season ticket prices for the upcoming season remain unchanged from the 2013-14 campaign, with full season packages starting at $90. Like last season, fans can purchase lower level season tickets for $260 (Gamecock Club membership required for sections 104-106, 113-115) and University faculty and staff can buy tickets for $210. The Coke Family Section is available for $600 (four tickets). Upper level tickets are available for $200 (no Gamecock Club membership required) and faculty and staff can purchase tickets in the upper bowl for $160. End zone seating in the upper level is priced at four seats for $360.
Gamecock fans who have already renewed their season tickets for the 2014-15 campaign and those fans who purchase new or renew their season tickets during the "8K In 8 Days" campaign, are eligible to win a prize each day of the initiative. Prizes include a game-worn jersey, an autographed basketball, a $100 gift card to Garnet and Black Traditions, and the grand prize, a VIP trip with the team for an away game to an exciting destination.
To place a deposit for season tickets, fans are encouraged to visit GamecocksOnline.com/Tickets, or all 1-800-4SC-FANS. Fans should stay tuned to GamecocksOnline.com for updates on the "8K In 8 Days" campaign.
COACH MARTIN "WIRED" AT FORT JACKSON
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