USC Aiken Gives to Seniors in the Community

Aiken, SC (07/03/2019) — The University of South Carolina Aiken raised more than $500 for Aiken Senior Life Services.

This spring, the university's Office of External Programs, Continuing Education, and Conferences held a Senior Living Expo in the Convocation Center.

"The goal of this event was show seniors all the great ways to stay active in Aiken," said Karen Edgington, director of external programs, continuing education, and conferences.

As part of the expo, USC Aiken hosted a pickle ball tournament, a sport which is becoming more and more popular in the area. A total of 26 teams signed up for the big contest, which raised $520. All the proceeds went to Aiken Senior Life Services.

"We are so thankful to everyone that came out and supported our department and our community," Edgington said.

Aiken Senior Life Services is a local non-profit that provides various services the community's senior citizens. This might include hot meal preparation and delivery, group activities and meals, and assisting with transportation needs.

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The University of South Carolina Aiken raised more than $500 for Aiken Senior Life Services from its pickle ball tournament held during the Senior Living Expo this spring. UCA Aiken representatives presented a check to Bill Goodson, executive director of Senior Life Services, fourth from left. From left, university personnel who participated in the planning of the events were: Joel Aitchison, Justin Glessner, Nick Bolick, Karen Edgington, Chamarra Wooten, Halle Kneece, and Katie Cromer.