Spurrier lends vocal support to annual Food Fight Bowl

BY Steve Spurrier
Head Coach USC
For the Courier

The Pickens Blue Flame and the Easley Green Wave rivalry is all you have to say, and a thousand memories come to mind from years of tradition.

On Friday, August 17, at 8 p.m., the fifth edition of the Sam Wyche Food Fight Bowl will create more fond memories in Pickens High School’s new stadium. Get there early — it will be a packed house for this year’s opening day game for both teams!

It’s never too late to contribute to your favorite school’s fundraising effort. Pickens County Meals on Wheels is the beneficiary of all the money raised by students. Each school’s goal is to raise the most money and claim the Ultimate Food Fight Trophy. The presentation of the trophy and the donation totals will be announced at halftime with the help of Grasshopper Mowers again this year. This was a real highlight last year; don’t miss it! The winning school will display the trophy in their school’s display case until the 2013 contest reignites.

Last year’s fundraising was too close to call either school a loser, but not this time. This year it’s winner take all, even if the difference is less than a dollar. Those Meals on Wheels folks will close the counting of the donations at 3:30 p.m. on the day of the game.

Personally, I hope you will financially support Meals on Wheels year-round, but you can support your team at the same time by contributing to this year’s Sam Wyche Food Fight Bowl.

Donate online at by using a credit card or PayPal, or contribute by mail to Meals on Wheels — P.O. Box 184, Easley, SC 29641.

I hope every loyal Gamecock fan will help outgive those roaring Tigers this year! Just do it!

Good luck to both squads. Have fun at the game. Know that you are making a difference in Pickens County by supporting Meals on Wheels. Everyone wins in this game!

Steve Spurrier, a former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for the University of Florida, is the head football coach at the University of South Carolina.