What is Carolina Kick-Off?

We combine two of Gamecock Nation's favorite pastimes: food and football. Football is the main entertainment as fans watch the Gamecock's via big screen TVs in The Zone at Williams-Brice Stadium as they travel to Gainesville to take on the Gators. Participants enjoy an indoor tailgate feast of delicious food from some of the area's favorite restaurants as well as complimentary beer and wine. Other activities include a large silent and live auction, a fun-filled photobooth, cornhole and other tailgate games. All proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

This year, we are celebrating our 6th year of the event. Since 2009, we have raised more than $181,000 to support life-saving research, quality care, and effective therapies for people with CF.

Important note on attendance for people with CF and their families: The health and well-being of people with cystic fibrosis is our top priority. Medical evidence shows that certain bacteria can be passed between individuals who have CF and can lead to worse symptoms and speed decline in lung function. To limit the serious risk of cross-infection between people with CF, only one person with CF may be invited to attend any indoor CF Foundation-sponsored event. Please note: People with CF and their families should be aware that individuals with CF might choose to attend Foundation events or meetings without notifying event organizers. We strongly discourage this; however, we cannot guarantee that only one person with CF will be present at any indoor Foundation event. For more information, please call us at (843)388-5968.

What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. An estimated 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide) have CF. To find out more please go to

For more info

For more information please contact the South Carolina Chapter at 843-388-5968. You can also learn more about the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by clicking the logo on the right.