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Garnet Way Campaign

Since the summer of 2006, the University of South Carolina Athletics Department has benefited from over $192 million given to the Garnet Way Campaign. The Athletics Department has been able to improve athletics facilities for current and future student-athletes through the generosity of our campaign donors.

How To Give

To donate to South Carolina Athletics, please contact us at 803.777.4276. Visit https://giving.sc.edu/areastosupport/athletics.aspx to give a gift to the campaign.

Societies

The Athletics Department has formed the Garnet Society to recognize those who have contributed philanthropic gifts to South Carolina Athletics: The Garnet Society is comprised of the following levels:

Palmetto Society $25,000-$99,999
All-American Society $100,000-$249,999
Legends Society $250,000-999,999
In the Huddle $1,000,000+

The Palmetto Society is comprised of 128 members who have donated $25,000-$99,999 to South Carolina Athletics above and beyond Gamecock Club contributions and seat premium donations. Palmetto Society members have contributed approximately $5.2 million to Gamecock Athletics. This society embodies an essential part of the Garnet Way Campaign, representing an important group of individuals who have made significant philanthropic investments and whose participation in the campaign will greatly enhance the future of South Carolina Athletics and our Gamecock student-athletes. Palmetto Society members receive their names in a game day program as well as a special event invitation each year.

The All-American Society consists of those who have contributed $100,000-$249,999 in philanthropic support to South Carolina Athletics above and beyond Gamecock Club contributions and seat premium donations. The 37 members who make up this society have given approximately $4.7 million to South Carolina Athletics. Members of this group have made substantial contributions to the Garnet Way Campaign and send a strong message in their support of the Gamecocks through their leadership gifts. All-American Society members’ names are listed in a game day program and are eligible for a for a special event invitation from the athletics director.

The Legends Society was created to recognize donors who have given between $250,000-$999,999 in philanthropic support to South Carolina Athletics above and beyond Gamecock Club contributions and seat premium donations. This prominent society includes 33 members who have given a total of approximately $13.4 million to Gamecock Athletics. Many donors find themselves enjoying the benefits of the Legend Society after having reinvested in a second or third gift to the Garnet Way Campaign having realized the impact of their support toward the betterment of the lives of our student-athletes. Legend Society members are listed on the “Legends Wall” in the Athletics Village. These members are also eligible for a special event invitation from the athletics director.

In the Huddle is the most prestigious of the societies. In the Huddle members have given $1 million or more to South Carolina Athletics above and beyond Gamecock Club contributions and seat premium donations. Fifteen donors make up this elite society who have given a total of approximately $37.4 million to Gamecock Athletics. The gifts donated by these generous donors provide Gamecock Athletics with unprecedented levels of support, making a series of drastic impacts on the landscape of South Carolina Athletics and the levels of success our programs are currently experiencing. In the Huddle members are also recognized on the “Legends Wall” and in the South Carolina Athletics Annual Report.

Facilities

Upcoming Projects

Football Practice Fields
Projected Completion: Summer 2014

Tennis Locker Rooms
Projected Completion: November 2014

Football Indoor Practice Facility
Projected Completion: March 2015

Springs-Brooks Plaza at Williams-Brice Stadium
Projected Completion: August 2015

Outdoor Track Facility
Projected Completion: October 2015

Indoor Track Facility
Projected Completion: January 2016

Soccer Building
Projected Completion: January 2016

Completed Projects

Carolina Stadium
Completed: February 2009

Carolina Tennis Center
Completed: January 2012

Colonial Life Arena Basketball Locker Rooms
Completed: February 2012

The Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Center
Completed: January 2010

Equestrian Locker Rooms
Completed: January 2014

Football Locker Room
Completed: October 2009

Gamecock Park (Former Farmers Market)
Completed: September 2012

Football Recruiting Lounge
Completed: October 2009

Football Video Board
Completed: September 2012

Rice Athletics Center
Completed: July 2012

Williams-Brice Stadium Training Room
Completed: October 2008

Carolina Softball Stadium
Completed: September 2013

Sand Volleyball Complex
Completed: Fall 2013

Naming Opportunities

South Carolina Athletics offers donors a wide variety of naming opportunities. A limited list is provided below. For more detailed information, please contact Kendall Belk, Stewardship Coordinator, at KendallB@sc.edu or 803.777.2272

Carolina Stadium

Coach’s Offices
$100,000 (3 Assistant Coach Offices available)
Bullpen (2)
$100,000 (RESERVED)
Sports Medicine Facility
$250,000
Home Dugout
$500,000 (RESERVED)

Carolina Tennis Center

Grandstand Seat
$1,000 (10 RESERVED)
Tennis Court
$50,000 (3 RESERVED)
Tennis Scoreboard
$250,000 (1 RESERVED)

The Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Center

Tutor Room
$50,000 (8 RESERVED)
Seminar Room
$100,000 - $250,000 (3 RESERVED)
Large Study Lounge
$300,000 (RESERVED)

Gamecock Park (Former Farmers Market Site)

Pedestrian Gate
$250,000
Festival Plaza
$250,000 - $500,000

Rice Athletics Center

Assistant Coach’s Office
$50,000
Head Coach’s Office
$100,000
Director’s Offices
$100,000 (1 RESERVED)
Athletics Director Suite
$1,000,000 (RESERVED)

Williams-Brice Stadium

Locker Room
$1,000,000
Video Board
$3,000,000

The Garnet Way Cabinet

Tommy Suggs, Cabinet Chairman, South Carolina, ’71, Former Gamecock football student-athlete

President & CEO, KeenanSuggs

Jimmy Addison, South Carolina, ’82, ‘83

Senior Vice President & CFO, SCANA Corporation

Luther Battiste, South Carolina, ‘71

Partner, Johnson, Toal & Battiste, P.A.

Mark Buyck, South Carolina, ‘88

Partner, Willcox, Buyck & Williams, P.A.

Harris DeLoach, South Carolina, ‘66

Chairman, President & CEO, Sonoco Products Co.

Stan Juk, South Carolina, ’67, Former Gamecock football student-athlete

Doctor & Co-Founder, Columbia Cardiology

Lou Kennedy, South Carolina, ‘84

President & CEO, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp.

Glen Lott, South Carolina, ‘59

Past President & CEO, LPA Group International, Engineers & Architects

Doyle McBride

Founder & Former CEO, IAP Worldwide Services

Joe Rice, South Carolina, ’76, ‘79

Attorney, Motley Rice LLC

Michael Roth, South Carolina, ’12, Former Gamecock baseball student-athlete

Founder of MTR Enterprises
Member of Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization

Darius Rucker, South Carolina, ‘87

Recording Artist, Capital Records

Jim Schaper, South Carolina, ’74, Former Gamecock track student-athlete

Chairman & CEO, Infor Global Solutions

Bill Stern

President, Stern & Stern Associates

Susie VanHuss

Former Executive Director, University of South Carolina Foundations
Former Professor & Head of Management Department, University of South Carolina

Jeff Crane

Senior Associate AD/Development & Gamecock Club
803-777-7546

Steve Eigenbrot

Assistant Athletics Director – Development
803-777-8116

Jack Wilson

Director of Athletics Development
803-777-0701

Elaine Arnold

Assistant Director of Athletics Development – Major Gifts
803-777-5451