USC raises $60,000 for Wounded Warrior Project
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The University of South Carolina's football team helped raise about $60,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, even though the Gamecocks did not wear the specially designed uniforms in its 16-13 loss to Auburn last season.
The jerseys were worn by the Gamecocks in warm-ups, but the team changed into regular uniforms when the Southeastern Conference raised concerns that the numbers were difficult to see.
An online auction of the 119 jerseys brought in more than $58,000. The highest bid was for jersey No. 7, which brought in about $3,500.
There were also 10 footballs autographed by both South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier and Auburn coach Gene Chizik that raised nearly $3,300.
The Wounded Warrior Projects raises awareness and enlists the public's help for severely injured service men and women among other goals.