SC State’s Pough Join Football Coaches Around The Palmetto State For Benefit Dinner

Thursday, July 29, 2010

South Carolina State University head football coach Buddy Pough will be taking part in the inaugural South Carolina Coaches for Charity event to be held July 29th, 2010 at the Embassy Suites-Ambassador Ballroom in Columbia, SC.

For one evening, South Carolina Coaches for Charity will bring together the top college football coaches from around the state, including Mike Ayers (Wofford), Kevin Higgins (The Citadel), Bobby Lamb (Furman), Steve Spurrier (South Carolina), Dabo Swiney (Clemson) and South Carolina State's own Buddy Pough. It will feature a Cocktail Reception, Low Country Cuisine, comments from the coaches, a live and silent auction and plenty of fun.

The night is 100% for charity. Each head coach in attendance will designate a charity that receives a portion of the night’s proceeds. All benefiting charities will have a representative in attendance.

Former U.S. Air Force Academy head football coach and South Carolina native Fisher DeBerry is hosting the event through the Fisher DeBerry Foundation. The event will take place at the Embassy Suites in Columbia.

“The football coaches we have in this state are not only great coaches, but terrific people,” said Fisher DeBerry. “For them to take time out of their busy pre-season schedules and come together in the name of charity says a lot about each of them. And for fans around the state to be able to see all these coaches together in the same room just a month before the season kicks off is a special treat.”

For all SC State University football faithful and alumni, this will be a great way to get up close and personal with Coach Pough and also help contribute to the different charities involved at this event. Coach Pough’s charity of choice he will be representing at the event is the F.C.A (Fellowship Of Christian Athletes).

Tables and individual tickets are now on sale for the event, but are limited. For information, visit, or contact Fisher DeBerry Foundation representative Burt Trembly at (505) 328-2288 or