STATESBORO, Ga. – Charleston Southern will head to Georgia Southern for a charity exhibition game Tuesday, October 30. Tipoff at Hanner Fieldhouse is scheduled for 7 p.m., with all funds raised going toward the American Red Cross's efforts to assist victims of Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael.
"We are really happy to lend a hand any way that we can, and look forward to joining with Georgia Southern to help affected communities," CSU head coach Barclay Radebaugh said. "I think the world of Coach (Mark) Byington and applaud him, his program and Georgia Southern for putting together this charity exhibition."
Tickets to the game are $5. Byington stated the following regarding the contest.
"We are very excited to be able to play a great opponent and make a charitable donation to all those affected by the hurricanes," Byington said. "Barclay is a good friend of mine, and I am so appreciative to him and Charleston Southern University for coming to Statesboro so that we can make a difference for those impacted, including many of our current and former players. The importance of this exhibition game will not be determined by the final score but will be measured when we write the check to American Red Cross."
CSU has not met Georgia Southern since 1986. The Eagles are coming off a 21-win season and return three starters, including three-time first-team All-Sun Belt guard Tookie Brown.
CSU hosted an exhibition fundraiser of its own last November, with donations going to Samaritan's Purse, a non-denominational evangelical Christian International Relief Organization. The funds benefited victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.