DONATE LIFE ORGAN DONATION AWARENESS - SOUTH CAROLINA
Landon Powell, Greenville Drive to host organ donation fundraiser
Former University of South Carolina star Landon Powell will be at Fluor Field Nov. 7 to help raise awareness for organ and tissue donation.
Donors on the Diamond will feature children's activities, a southern barbecue dinner, drinks and dancing. There will also be a live auction featuring sports memorabilia.
In addition, Powell and wife Allyson have invited local and national sports celebrities to attend.
Proceeds will benefit Donate Life South Carolina. Its mission is to increase the supply of transplantable organs and tissue while assisting South Carolina transplant recipients.
According to Donate Life, more than 108,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for organ transplants. Each year, approximately 6,000 people die waiting for a transplant.
Powell helped USC to the finals of the 2002 College World Series his sophomore year. He currently plays for the Oakland Athletics.
In 2010, Powell appeared in 41 games for the A's, splitting time between catcher, first base and designated hitter. He was the catcher for Dallas Braden's perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 9.
The Powell family lives in Greenville in the offseason. Landon, who has been diagnosed with liver disease, says he may eventually need a transplant himself. He has also received cadaver ligaments as part of knee surgeries.
Tickets to the event are $75 for adults and $25 for children. For information, call Donate Life at (864) 609-5270 or emailt email@example.com.