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Solid Orange Squad Attends Three Different Events Friday

Solid Orange Squad Attends Three Different Events Friday

Nov. 3, 2009

On Friday, October 30, the Solid Orange Squad was busy with three different events. Tiger student-athletes visited Grove Elementary School, Hagood Elementary School and the Pickens County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs.

In the morning, Rachel Sparks (swimming and diving), Meredith Razzolini (rowing), and Darius Acker (track and field) traveled to Hagood Elementary school to present Clemson athletics’ Be a T.I.G.E.R! character education program in the form of an assembly. The student-athletes shared their message of empowerment and encouraged the students to work toward their goals by involving the students in interactive skits and games and by sharing personal stories. Over 350 students attended the assembly.

In the early afternoon, members of the Clemson rowing team visited the Pickens County Board of Disabilities. Lydia Hassell, Melissa Weaver, Jessica Gaul, Grace Wolff and Paige Griffith shared about the sport of rowing and showed a highlight video made by former teammate Carla Englund.

The final event of the day was at Grove Elementary School. Lauren Taylor (cheerleading) and McCuen Elmore (golf) served as grand marshalls in the school’s Red Ribbon Week Parade. After the parade, Elmore addressed the students and encouraged them to make healthy choices and to say no to drugs. Approximately 640 students attended the event.