COLUMBIA (WACH)- The Gamecocks and Uplifting Athletes teamed up for the first "Lift for Life" event held at USC's indoor practice facility Wednesday.
USC becomes the first school in the SEC to raise money for Uplifting Athletes, a non-profit organization that works with college football players to raise money for research involving rare diseases.
The Gamecocks decided to take part in the event after a cousin of running back Devin Potter's developed PMD, a central nervous system disorder.
"I think it's great that we're the first SEC school to start this," Potter said. "I think we'll pave the road for other schools to start doing this."
The event consisted of the Gamecocks competing in different workouts, including flipping truck tires and pushing sleds, and all for a good cause.
"Everyone knows someone who is sick and this is the start of something big," USC fullback Connor McLaurin said. "The more money we raise, I feel like this can become an annual event."
For more information, you can visit Uplifting Athlete's website.