South Carolina to collect flood donations at Vanderbilt game

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina will collect donations at its football game with Vanderbilt on Saturday for those affected by the massive flooding in much of the state.

The school athletic department said it was have red kettles like those used by the Salvation Army at the entrances to Williams-Brice Stadium. Donations will be accepted from 2 p.m. when the gates open until 4 p.m. when the Gamecocks (2-4, 0-4 Southeastern Conference) face the Commodores (2-3, 0-2).

The school said all proceeds would be split 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.

Athletic director Ray Tanner said the school appreciates efforts of those groups helping South Carolina recover.

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