South Carolina fans raise $4,000+ to send Gamecock Jesus to Phoenix

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) –

South Carolina fans are a giving bunch, apparently.

In just over four hours, they raised $3,500 to send the man known only as “Gamecock Jesus” to South Carolina’s first Final Four appearance in Phoenix, Arizona this weekend.

The GoFundMe page was started just hours after the Gamecocks dispatched the Florida Gatorsin the Elite 8 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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South Carolina has never been this far in the tournament, and it’s definitely a thought traveling through head coach Frank Martin’s mind.

“Just unbelievably, just a surreal moment,” Martin said. “You focus in on chasing young kids around, hoping that they grow up and believe and you end up with guys like these guys right next to me and their teammates that have the courage to come back every day and do more. And just — I’m just out of words. Our of words. Just extremely proud of these guys.”

South Carolina tips off against the No. 1-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs in Phoenix on April 1 at 6:09 p.m.

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