LSU aided USC when floods struck Columbia last fall
By JAMES MORAN
Tiger Rag Associate Editor
One good deed deserves another, and SEC schools never forget.
South Carolina is organizing an effort to collect items for victims of the massive flooding in Louisiana, the school announced Tuesday, in effect paying back LSU’s efforts when tragedy afflicted the Palmetto state last fall.
Between Wednesday and Friday of this week, fans can bring items to the Gamecock Football equipment truck, which will be located at the Bi-Lo on 4464 Devine Street, Williams-Brice Stadium and the Rice Athletics Center/Carolina Soccer Center, per the school’s release.
Come Saturday, the USC equipment truck will head off for Baton Rouge to deliver the sum of the donations.
“LSU was so gracious to assist us in our time of need,” said USC President Harris Pastides. “Now it is our turn to help our SEC friends. I encourage all Gamecocks to drop off items needed for the Baton Rouge flood relief.”
LSU’s game scheduled to be played at South Carolina last October was moved to Baton Rouge amid devastating flooding in the Columbia area. All net proceeds from the game were given by LSU to South Carolina.
Also, following the game, an autographed game-worn jersey from LSU running back Leonard Fournette raised $101,000 for South Carolina flood relief. Fans in attendance donated an additional $40,000.
“I would like to encourage everyone to donate to help our friends in the Baton Rouge area that need our assistance,” said USC Athletics Director Ray Tanner in the official statement.
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