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CofC Athletics To Honor Emanuel AME Community at Nov. 13 Home Opener

          Release: 11/09/2015
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – College of Charleston Athletics will honor the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church community during the men’s and women’s basketball teams’ home opener on Friday, Nov. 13 at TD Arena.

The CofC women will play Houston in the first game of the doubleheader at 4 p.m. (ET) and the CofC men will face South Carolina State in the nightcap at 7 p.m. (ET). Both teams will hold a moment of silence prior to tip-off in remembrance of the victims, survivors and members of Mother Emanuel AME Church.

Prior to the men’s game, Vanessa Thomas-Jackson, a member of the Emanuel AME Choir, will sing the National Anthem.

The women’s basketball team will wear a blue patch embroidered with the state Palmetto Tree and nine doves on their jerseys for the entire 2015-16 season, while the men’s basketball team will host a silent auction of “We Are All Charleston” game-worn, numbered warm-up shirts on the concourse of TD Arena beginning at 4 p.m. during the women’s game.

The silent auction will end at halftime of the men’s basketball game. All proceeds will benefit Emanuel AME Church Youth Groups.