Friday, August 22, 2014
The Gamecock Club, established in 1940, provides financial support to more than 500 student-athletes representing the University of South Carolina. This aid is in the form of tuition fees, meal costs, medical costs, injury assistance, and other educational needs. Gamecock Club membership is open to all alumni and friends of the University.
More than 16,800 South Carolina fans donate to the athletics department through annual Gamecock Club memberships. There are currently 47 local chapters throughout South Carolina and an additional 16 out-of-state chapters that span from Houston, Texas, to New York City, New York.
Dorchester County Gamecock Club raises monies for the Gamecock Club through golf tournaments and local meeting functions (raffles and auctions). The local chapter does not meet on a regular basis. At the most recent meeting on Aug. 13 there were approximately 150 in attendance. Presentations were made by two guest speakers on the athletic facilities at the University and the current players and future football players.