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Gamecocks Softball Helps Family With Holidays

Dec. 21, 2009

The team's wrapping party pictures

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina softball team took time before breaking for the holidays to give a little back to one family in the Columbia area, as they donated gifts through the WIS "Families Helping Families" annual event.

Forgoing a traditional gift swap, the Gamecocks donated the money they would have spent into a large pot, and friends and family members of the program came together to raise more money to help a single-parent family with four children to have a special Christmas day. Through the combined efforts, the team was able to purchase many gifts for the children and parent.

Senior captains Adele Voigt and Lindsay Walker headed up the purchasing of gifts, and the accompanying video catches them making the last of their buys.

"As you all have heard before, the best gift you can receive is the joy of helping others," said Voigt in her blog entry, "and our team was able to experience this first hand this year."

The group came together at their annual Christmas party to wrap the gifts. Check out the photo gallery to see some pictures of the "wrapping" party.



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