Upstate Women’s Basketball to Host Service Project at Hodge Center, Jan. 9

January 5, 2012 at 11:14 am

The USC Upstate women’s basketball team will hold Project Rebuild Night Monday, Jan. 9 as the team hosts Atlantic Sun Conference foe Mercer at 5 p.m.

The event will include a community service drive for individuals to donate household items, benefiting a local elderly woman and her family. The Spartanburg woman’s house was completely rebuilt due to a community effort, where the Spartans volunteered their time back in August.

Upstate fans are encouraged to bring items to help furnish the new home and cheer on the Spartans as they take on the Bears. Some of the most needed items are sheets, blankets, towels and rugs. Kitchen supplies such as pots and pans, dishes and silverware would also be appreciated. Even the smallest common household item would help.

“We’re very fortunate and this is a great opportunity for us to reach out to the community and do something to give back,” said head coach Tammy George. “As a team, we encourage the Upstate and Spartanburg communities to help a local family by donating the things that help make a house a home.”

The Druid Street house in Spartanburg was unlivable for six years, after a fire burned most of the interior. The women’s basketball team hauled off trash and debris left over from the devastating fire during the reconstruction stage.

Follow the Spartans this season on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. If you’d like to help with a donation but can’t attend the game, please contact Nathan Dixon at