Former Gamecocks RB gives back to South Carolina flood victims
Whether former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore joins Will Muschamp’s coaching staff remains a question.
However, Lattimore remaining a part of the South Carolina area most certainly is not.
Lattimore and his family spent Sunday providing a shopping spree to the children that were affected by the flooding in the Columbia, S.C. area earlier this year.
After viewing pictures of the homes devastated by the flooding, the former Gamecocks great told FoxCarolina.com’s Josh Roberson that he wanted to make sure those children impacted by the disaster could still celebrate Christmas.
“I just wanted to bring awareness to what’s really going on in Georgetown County,” Lattimore said. “It’s one thing that’s just dear to my heart because my family we’re always together. We always do things together, and this is one thing that we can bond over.
“It’s still amazing to me, the impact that I do have. It’s something that I don’t take lightly at all. I don’t take it for granted, and every opportunity I have to meet a kid that looks up to me in any kind of way, I’m going to take that opportunity because I know it’s going to help them.”
Lattimore dished out Wal-Mart gift cards to 25 children to purchase anything in the store, according to Roberson. Volunteers and members of the Lattimore Family helped the kids navigate through the Wal-Mart to further the connection between the children and those helping them out.