The USC Upstate Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is stepping up to help one of its own as the organization has set up a GoFundMe page with the proceeds going to help sophomore softball player Brittany Case and her family.
Case is a native of Denham Springs, La., which is less than 15 miles east of Baton Rouge. The town and state of Louisiana recently suffered one of the worst floods that the area has ever seen, flooding more than 100,000 homes. The home of Case and her family was one of those.
The family was able to save what they could in photos and some last-minute clothes that they shuffled into their attic space. But they still lost most of their clothes, as well as, furniture, appliances, two vehicles and, of course, the walls and floors of their home.
Support has already begun pouring in for Case throughout the Spartan community and the ASUN landscape, including that of Jacksonville head softball coach Jen Steele.
“The support that my family and I have received has been overwhelming,” said Case. “We are so thankful to everyone who have gone above and beyond for us. I also want to thank Coach Steele and everyone associated with the Jacksonville softball program for all of the support that they have shown us as well. My family, as well as the city of Denham Springs and the state of Louisiana, are strong-willed and will overcome this obstacle that nature has thrown at us.”
If you would like to make a donation to the Case Family Relief Fund, log on to https://www.gofundme.com/case-family.
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