Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Benedict College family is heartbroken about the tragic loss of one of its talented and brightest students. Mr. Rashee Hodges was killed early Sunday morning while walking to his car by a hit and run driver.

bc_news_20161204_rashee_hodges_24Please join Benedict College in praying for the family of its fallen Tiger. Mr. Hodges was #24 on the Benedict College Men’s Basketball Team. He was 22 years old and native of Smoaks, South Carolina. Mr. Hodges was a junior transfer from the USC Salkehatchie basketball program and a graduate of Colleton County High School. He played 26 minutes and contributed to the Tigers win (68-65) over Kentucky State University, Saturday evening.

President David H. Swinton along with the Campus Minister, Student Government Leaders and the Director of Campus Counseling spoke with the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams this afternoon in Antisdel Chapel about the unfortunate accident and devastating loss of their teammate. The College has arranged for counselors to be available today and throughout the week to speak with students and teammates of Mr. Hodges.

The Student Government Association is planning a moment of silence at 3:00 p.m. Monday, December 5th in front of the Benjamin F. Payton Human Resource Center (Library) and a candlelight vigil following the tomorrow’s game (around 10 p.m.) on the activities field by the Benjamin E. Mays Arena. (Gym).

The Benedict Tigers will dedicate tomorrow’s home game against the Lane Dragons, Monday, December 5th at 7:30 p.m. to #24, Rashee Hodges.

Anyone who may have any information about this hit-and-run is urged to contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways: PHONE: Call 1-888-CRIME SC (888-274-6372) or TEXT: TIPSC plus your tip info to CRIMES (274637) or ONLINE: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and email a tip. Your identity will be kept anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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