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The Legacy Continues: Dinner with University of South Carolina Baseball Coaches
Posted by: Jennifer Wilson, Public Relations Manager | September 04, 2012
West Columbia, S.C.– Calling all Gamecock baseball fans! The Lexington Medical Center Foundation will host a dinner and talk called The Legacy Continues with former University of South Carolina head baseball coach June Raines, Athletics Director and back-to-back College World Series championship winning coach Ray Tanner, and current USC head baseball coach Chad Holbrook.
The Lexington Medical Center Foundation Speaker Series is pleased to announce the event will take place on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. Tickets are $75 per person. Dress is University of South Carolina casual. Proceeds from the evening benefit the Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Cancer Care Fund.
Keynote speaker Chad Holbrook became USC’s baseball coach in 2012. Holbrook has been with the USC baseball program since July of 2008. During his time as Associate Head Coach, South Carolina won back-to-back national championships in 2010 and 2011 and finished as the national runner-up in 2012. In 2011, ESPN the Magazine named Holbrook the 10th best recruiter in all of college athletics. After the 2011 season, the ABCA and Baseball America named Holbrook Assistant Coach of the Year.
During his 16 years as head coach of the University of South Carolina baseball team, Ray Tanner established a premier program, including the back-to-back 2010 and 2011 national championships. His record as USC baseball coach was 738-316. In 2012, Ray Tanner became the University of South Carolina’s Athletics Director.
June Raines became the University of South Carolina’s baseball coach in 1977. At USC, he had a record of 763 victories, 380 losses and 2 ties. He took USC to the College World Series four times with appearances in 1977, 1981, 1982 and 1985.
There will also be a special video appearance by Bobby Richardson, who was the head coach of the USC baseball team from 1970 to 1976. Richardson led the Gamecocks to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 1974. Richardson left South Carolina after the 1976 season, finishing with a 220-91-2 record and three NCAA Tournament appearances including a National Runner-Up finish in the 1975 College World Series.
The Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Cancer Care Fund helps patients in need by purchasing critical medications and supplies, and providing emergency assistance with utilities and other living expenses when other resources have run out. From paying a light bill to picking up the tab for a prescription, the Cancer Care Fund affects the most important needs of our hospital’s cancer patients.
Thanks to the generosity of donors throughout our community, the Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Cancer Care Fund has also provided a Healing Garden for patients at Lexington Oncology, a Research Suite for clinical trials, and a Resource Room where patients can learn about their disease, medications, nutrition and exercise information. Contributions to the Cancer Care Fund have also helped to provide therapy programs, counseling, support groups and entertainment for patients during treatment.
To order tickets for The Legacy Continues, call 803-791-2540 or visit www.LMCFoundation.com.
Lexington Medical Center, in West Columbia, S.C., anchors a county-wide health care network that includes six community medical centers throughout Lexington County and employs a staff of 5,200 health care professionals. The network also includes the largest extended care facility in the Carolinas, two occupational health centers and more than 40 physician practices. At its heart is the 414-bed state-of-the-art Lexington Medical Center, with a reputation for the highest quality care. Lexington Medical Center won "Best Hospital" by readers of The State for ten years in a row, "Best Hospital" by readers of the Free Times, "Best Place to Have a Baby" by readers of Palmetto Parent, the "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation and the prestigious "Summit Award" from Press Ganey.