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Dec. 6, 2008

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The Gamecock men’s basketball team and Carolina athletics teamed up with the American Cancer Society to host the inaugural Darrin Horn Ladies Clinic on Saturday at Colonial Life Arena. The event benefited the American Cancer Society and its fight against breast cancer. The South Carolina men’s basketball staff and players gave participants an insight into the game of basketball during the two-hour event, as participants were able to learn fundamentals of basketball and ask questions to the staff and student-athletes.

South Carolina head coach Darrin Horn expressed his excitement with the inaugural clinic, and his hope that it will continue on to be a yearly event.

“I’m really pleased with our inaugural Darrin Horn Ladies Clinic,” Horn said. “We’re promoting awareness for breast cancer and all of our proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society and the fight against breast cancer. I had a lot of fun today with the participants from the Columbia area coming out and getting a chance to learn the game of basketball and interact with our team. It was a great day for everyone.”

Chanda Heyward represented the American Cancer Society at the event, and she also mentioned the hope to continue the Darrin Horn Ladies Clinic in the future.

“The American Cancer Society is very excited about teaming up with Gamecock men’s basketball and Darrin Horn,” Heyward said. “This is a great way to push breast cancer awareness to a totally different sector. Our Colleges Against Cancer Program here at South Carolina has taken its own to help promote the American Cancer Society and breast cancer awareness and we’re excited to be here and we hope it turns into a yearly event.”

The keynote speaker at the event, South Carolina graduate student Lindsey Holcombe, is a breast cancer survivor. She ended the event by speaking to the group of participants and the Carolina team.

“I’m a graduate student at South Carolina in the nurse practitioner program and I’m also a cancer survivor.” Holcombe said. “I’m excited to join the basketball team in what hopefully is the first of a yearly event of beating cancer through basketball.”