Gamecocks Visit VA Medical Center
COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) — The South Carolina men‘s basketball team visited with a special group of heroes Tuesday afternoon, spending time with veterans at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. “I think it means a great deal to the veterans and the employees to see the University of South Carolina basketball team come out and celebrate our veterans,” said Timothy McMurry, the center‘s director. Junior Duane Notice and freshmen P.J. Dozier, Raymond Doby, Chris Silva and John Ragin took part in the afternoon‘s events, which included a tour of the community center and one-on-one visits with veterans in the Warrior‘s Walk hospice wing. “It was a team-bonding experience and a very humbling experience,” Notice said. “Basketball takes us to very different places in life and I feel like it took us here to appreciate the veterans. I‘m very adamant about my support for these men and women, and I had a great experience here today.” The student-athletes also had the opportunity to visit with some of the youth volunteers who have dedicated themselves to helping the veterans at the hospital. This summer, a national program called “Summer of Service” ensures that the efforts of the VA hospital volunteers are properly recognized. Season ticket prices for the upcoming season remain unchanged, 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), the Coke Family Sections are available for $600 (four tickets) and upper level tickets are available for $200 (no Gamecock Club membership required). End zone seating in the upper level is priced at four seats for $360. University Faculty/Staff members receive a 20% discount on lower level and upper level ticket prices. Gamecock fans who have already renewed their season tickets for the 2015-16 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 the GamecocksOnline.com online store, a game day VIP experience and a trip with the team for an away game. To place a deposit for season tickets, fans are encouraged to visit GamecocksOnline.com/Tickets, or call 1-800-4SC-FANS.