South Carolina’s all-time leading rusher George Rogers still may not believe he has reached this moment. He has been running the George Rogers Foundation for 25 years now through tough times and good times.
The organization that bears his name is celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend with a charity gala Sunday and a golf tournament Monday that will raise upwards of $100,000 to benefit first-generation college students.
It was a long journey for Rogers to get the foundation to this point where it could do some real good in the South Carolina community.
“There’s no question about it: I’m going to have a big smile on this weekend. I can’t wait,” Rogers told Dwayne McLemore of The Columbia State. “It’s another way I take time to give back, to give kids a chance to go to school. I know if I hadn’t got my grades up and had a chance to go to school, I don’t know where I would be right now. These kids, you’ve got to give them a chance.”
Rogers credited the connections he made while he was leading the Gamecocks for helping get this foundation off the ground as it worked through a rough start making a name for itself.
It is good to see this legendary South Carolina alumnus continuing to impact and make a difference in Columbia and the state.