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USC athletes join children for fun and education

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Children and various USC atlethes took to the field to play a no score game of kickball. Children and various USC atlethes took to the field to play a no score game of kickball.
The players stretch after picking their team members. The players stretch after picking their team members.
USC senior Zach Gordon appreciated the opportunity to leave class and hit the field. USC senior Zach Gordon appreciated the opportunity to leave class and hit the field.

By Nikki Leak

Students at USC's sport management program hosted a kickball game with the children of Epworth Home and USC athletes Monday evening. The event was hosted on USC's own softball field.

Epworth is a children's home in Columbia housing children who come from fractured family systems.

USC senior Zach Gordon helped organize the event.

"We just wanted to provide some underprivileged kids the chance to play on a collegiate field with collegiate athletes," said Gordon.

USC football, softball, and track and field athletes came out to help and give back to the community.

This event was designed to be a fun game where no score was kept and everyone celebrated in dance. It gave the children an afternoon of fun and gave the sport management student's real sport and entertainment experience.

"Instead of studying and being lectured in the classrooms it's much more beneficial to get out in the field and get hand's on experience," said Gordon.

Epworth Children's Home has grown and adapted to the individual needs of children for more than 116 years.

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