South Carolina athletics to coordinate donations for flood relief at football game

The University of South Carolina Athletics Department is coordinating an effort collecting cash donations for South Carolina flood relief at the entrance gates of Williams-Brice Stadium at Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt.

All proceeds will be split equally between the United Way of the Midlands, the American Red Cross, the SC Flood Relief Fund at Central Carolina Community Foundation and the USC Flood Recovery Fund for Faculty, Staff and Students, set up as part of the USC Family Fund.

Funds will be collected when the gates open at 2 p.m. and continue until the start of the game at 4 p.m.
Donations will be taken in the traditional red kettles used and donated by the Salvation Army for this event.

“The athletics department is appreciative of the efforts of these organizations to get our state back on its feet,” said Gamecock athletics director Ray Tanner.  “We’ve been through tremendous adversity but the people of South Carolina are resilient and have put their best foot forward in helping others impacted by the floods.”

The athletics department will honor first responders of the Midlands at halftime and will also recognize flood relief efforts by USC students as well as athletic departments at LSU and Vanderbilt during the game.

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