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Gamecock men's basketball team visits Palmetto Children's Hospital

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Members of the South Carolina men's basketball team spent time visiting the Palmetto Children's Hospital on Friday afternoon, signing autographs and playing with kids.

The community outreach is part of the "8K In 8 Days" campaign for Gamecock men's basketball.

Sophomore guards Justin McKie and Duane Notice, and freshman forward TeMarcus Blanton attended the hour-long event. Playing several games with children and even stopping by a few rooms at the hospital to bring Happy Birthday wishes.

Notice spoke about the community service event, and how it brings the team closer together to attend events like today's.

"It definitely warms my heart to see all of the kids in here today playing board games and having fun," Notice said. "Today has definitely been a great experience for my teammates and me."

Notice also mentioned what a fantastic week of community outreach the team has been able to take part in this week.

"We've all enjoyed it (the week of community outreach)," Notice said. "We've all been paired up and went to different community service events. It's been a great week of events. We get to spend time with everyone who has supported us throughout the year."

Jessica Tesch from the hospital staff also spoke about the impact of having the Gamecocks visit the children today.

"It was an extra excitement (to have the basketball players visit today)," Tesch said. "We love bringing new experiences to the kids. We try to bring in new and exciting things to bring their spirits up and bring them smiles."

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