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July 19, 2014

Happening Saturday: Former Gamecock standouts, celebs square off in Dawn Staley softball fundraiser

Saturday, South Carolina women's basketball coach Dawn Staley is turning to softball to help an effort for her INNERSOLE charity.

Saturday, South Carolina women's basketball coach Dawn Staley is turning to softball to help an effort for her INNERSOLE charity.

Staley will help host a celebrity game between Gamecock coaches and celebrities. Those participating will include former Gamecock football standouts Alshon Jeffrey, Sheldon Brown, Corey Miller and Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers. Others who've agreed to play include Staley's boss in South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner, and women's basketball personalities Cynthia Cooper and Nell Fortner.

The game starts at 6 p.m. Saturday at Carolina Softball Stadium, 1318 Heyward St. Tickets are $10. Proceeds benefit INNERSOLE’s Educate My Sole Challenge, an initiative for grade school students to attend school and stay engaged in classroom work. www.innersole.org/celebrity-softball.html

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