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CofC Volleyball To Sponsor Fundraising Drive for Ronald McDonald House

Sep 11, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT

The College of Charleston volleyball team has started the 2013 season off with a bang after winning the team’s first seven matches. However, what the Cougars plan to do off the court is even better.

Earlier this week, the team announced that it will be sponsoring a fundraising drive for the local Charleston, S.C., Ronald McDonald House charity during the CofC Classic, which takes place from Sept. 20-21.

The local house, which fits 27-bedrooms, allows families whose children are undergoing extensive medical treatment to stay in the home. Parents and children live normally in the house over the course of the time without having to worry about financial issues with traveling or hotel expenses. The CofC volleyball squad will reach out over the next week to the local community with a planned goal of raising $1,350, enough to pay for each of the 27 rooms on a single night. Fans attending the classic can plan to make donations for the match versus Southern Methodist on the 20th at 7:00 p.m.

The Ronald McDonald House charity has a tradition of having local celebrities wear the red shoes to show public support and solidarity. CofC head coach Jason Kepner will join that cause and sport red shoes during the team’s match versus SMU. College of Charleston asks anyone interested in the fundraiser or wanting to get involved to contact assistant volleyball coach Kimi Olson (

To check out a video of players visiting the Ronald McDonald House and explaining the fundraiser, click here.