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July 24, 2003

Members of the South Carolina basketball team visited Camp Kemo Wednesday afternoon as part of USC’s continuing efforts with Team Gamecocks … Athletes Who Care. Camp Kemo is an annual camp for kids and their families and friends with cancer.

The team talked to the kids about college and playing basketball, signed autographs, and of course – played some hoops with the kids. On the court outside, the men’s team first showed the kids a few of their moves and then helped them with their’s.

The outing included a challenge which saw one of the children shoot a rainbow over reserve guard Sheldon Everett for a basket. Everett was chided by teammates but replied: “Hey, this about the kids.”

Carlos Powell showed off a few dunks to the delight of the crowd.

It was hard to tell who was having more fun – the 101 kids at Camp Kemo – or the USC men’s basketball team. As a reward, some of the men’s team also ate Ben and Jerry’s ice cream with the kids as an afternoon snack.