USC Athletics Earns Helping Hands and Hearts Award
Honor acknowledges department’s support of Home Works of South Carolina
Jan. 23, 2004
The University of South Carolina Athletics Department has been rewarded the Helping Hands and Hearts Award. The honor was established by Home Works of South Carolina to acknowledge groups or individuals who have provided support for the efforts of the organization. Home Works of South Carolina is a mission group whose activities focus on providing home repairs to homeowners in need, assisting youth in their development, and empowering communities to meet the needs of its members.
Athletics Director Dr. Mike McGee and CHAMPS/Life Skills Coordinator Collin Crick were on hand to accept the award at the Home Works Board of Directors meeting on January 18. Hank Chardos, Director of Home Works of South Carolina said, “The award is being given to you, student-athletes, and coaches to recognize the tireless efforts provided blitz after blitz to not only make repairs to homes of the elderly but to more importantly convey hope. The student-athletes have set a standard, an ethic of hard work and service to those in need in the community.” Throughout the past two years USC’s student-athletes, coaches, and athletics department staff have volunteered over 1,200 hours with Home Works.
The award was also given to the Lipscomb Family Foundation. If you would like more information about Home Works of SC, please contact Hank Chardos at (803)781-4536.