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USC receives $5-million gift to endow community service program

March 25, 2013|By Gary Klein
  • Matt Barkley will participate in a Pro Day workout for NFL scouts on Wednesday.
Matt Barkley will participate in a Pro Day workout for NFL scouts on Wednesday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles…)

USC's athletic department received a $5-million gift to endow its community service program and fund a coordinator's position that will be named in honor of former quarterback Matt Barkley, the school announced.

The gift from the Otis Booth Foundation "will provide long-term funding for the program, which supports Trojan student-athletes' volunteer efforts to engage and inspire elementary age children in the neighborhoods surrounding USC," the school said in a release.

Barkley, who will participate in a Pro Day workout for NFL scouts on Wednesday at USC, has been involved in local community service projects and also has traveled internationally on humanitarian trips.

"I am honored that USC's new community service coordinator position will carry my name," Barkley said in a statement. "Community service and my faith are very important to me.

"As Trojan student-athletes, we are fortunate not only for the great opportunities we have at USC, but for the opportunities we have to help those less fortunate and to share with aspiring children our stories of effort, determination and perseverance on the field and in the classroom."

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