Upstate Tennis Makes Difference in Local Community

Upstate Tennis Makes Difference in Local Community

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – With their spring seasons set to kick off in three months, the USC Upstate men's and women's tennis teams were in full swing last weekend, sorting through nearly 4,000 food items in partnership with Miracle Hill Ministries.

"This was a great occasion for the kids to work with people in the community and be a part of a worthwhile cause," Head Coach Dr. Oliver Trittenwein said.

The Spartans made their way to downtown Spartanburg Saturday morning and helped sort through food to be donated to three different organizations. In total, over 5,500 pounds of food was distributed to TOTAL Ministries, St. Paul's and Miracle Hill Ministries.

"To get these athletes out in the community and participate in something bigger than our tennis program is great," said Trittenwein. "It is always nice to give the outside community a chance to meet these individuals and see what great people we have in the Department of Athletics at USC Upstate."

Miracle Hill Ministries is the largest homeless shelter in Spartanburg and is dedicated to providing short-term emergency care for those most in need in Spartanburg County. They provide food, shelter, discipleship, counseling and assistance in finding work and housing.

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