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PCG Education Participates in Hootie and the Blowfish’s Homegrown Roundup

“This was the first year I was able to get close to Darius. He touched me!!! Twice. He turned to me after we took the picture and thanked me for our assistance,” excitedly proclaimed Etta Holmes, Regional Manager of Field Operations.

Program Coordinator, Deborah Graham (left), and Etta Holmes (right), with Darius Rucker, former lead vocalist of Hootie and the Blowfish.

Hootie and The Blowfish’s 11th Homegrown Roundup was another success, as members of PCG Education staff had the honor of handing out school supplies to the many students attending Charleston County School District. Over 1,600 students attended the event and received dental exams, haircuts, a backpack full of school supplies, and more. PCG Education has been sponsoring this event for five years, but this year was the best one yet as PCG is revamping their PCG Cares initiative and are working hard to collectively give back to the community. 


Etta and Deborah pictured with school supply packs.

Etta also announced, “I took a picture with the infamous RiverDog of the Charleston RiverDogs minor league baseball team. He kept trying to put the zip pouch in front of my face while taking the picture, and that’s why I punched him!”


Deborah and Etta pictured with the Charleston RiverDogs mascot.

Event Manager of the Homegrown Roundup, Alexa, stated, “I just want to give a special shout out to our friends at PCG for their sponsorship and support and for the awesome school supply packets. There are going to be a lot of happy kids about ready to walk through this school and we’re so thankful for you guys.”

PCG Education wants to thank everyone involved for our invitation to the Homegrown Roundup again this year and we cannot wait for next year’s Homegrown Roundup and the many years to come!

To learn more about Hootie and The Blowfish's Homegrown Roundup visit their website.

Article written by Summer Tarpley.