Former Gamecock Gives Back To Little League Team

Dark clouds didn't stop a former Gamecock legend from helping out a little league team.

"Everybody loves baseball," Sidney Weeks said.

Coach Weeks and his kids are at Valencia Park every weekend. Usually toting whatever they have.

"We have to share a lot of bats, a lot of gloves we got parents and coaches that let us hold their stuff," Weeks said.

"Equipment's not as good as it should be," Coach Ardie Morris said. "They'd like to have nicer helmets and everything and the helmets we have are 4- or 5-year-old. But, as long as they get to play they don't complain too much."

Morris coaches with Weeks. His team is all smiles regardless.

LaChaska Salmond who has three sons in little league says it's a team effort.

"Making sure that they have some gear out here for the kids if they forget their gear or they don't have any so they can participate," Salmond said.

But this weekend, things are turning around.

"It's my turn to give back a little bit," George Rogers said.

Former Gamecock and Heisman winner, Rogers, made his way to the Rosewood park with lots of goodies, like a Spring time Santa.

"It don't sound like much, but anytime you can give something to somebody -- these kids out here they need it," Rogers said. "Just to see the smile on their face when they go up and they got a new bat or got a new glove or something like that. It's entertaining to me, that's why I do it."

"I think it's amazing, I really do. I feel very appreciative of Mr. Rogers coming out here, helping the kids. All the support we need, we can get, we appreciate it. We're happy about it," Salmond said.

The George Rogers Foundation donated about $1,300 worth of equipment.


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