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Share a Sand Shark

March 14, 2016

It’s not an unusual occurrence for small children in USCB’s bookstore to clamor over their plush Sand Shark. Most are lucky and leave clutching their new friend. And those that aren’t, for the most part, hide their disappointment admirably. Shark’s Cove Bookstore decided to share their plush mascot with children in a unique way.

Shark’s Cove Bookstore’s “Share a Shark!” promotion runs from March 14, 2016 through April 1, 2016. Spend $75 and receive a free Sand Shark. Keep your shark or donate it to The South Carolina Children’s Hospital Collaborative which represents the four children’s hospitals in South Carolina: Children’s Hospital, Greenville Health System, McLeod Children’s Hospital, MUSC Children’s Hospital and Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.

USCB’s recent introduction of “Finnegan”, USCB’s kid-friendly mascot, to the USCB campus community also inspired Shark’s Cove Bookstore’s “Share a Shark!” promotion. Children respond unequivocally to the bookstore’s plush Sand Shark, and now, to “Fin” as well!

Shark’s Cove Bookstore, under the management of Barnes and Noble College, serves the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) campus community at the Hilton Head Gateway Campus.

The South Carolina Children's Hospital Collaborative [SCCHC] is a nonprofit organization representing the four children's hospitals in South Carolina. It is one of seven state-level children's hospital associations in the United States. The Collaborative seeks to improve the health, safety, and well-being of children in South Carolina through a variety of advocacy, development, and quality improvement activities. Founding members and recipients of donated Sand Sharks: Children’s Hospital, Greenville Health System, McLeod Children’s Hospital, MUSC Children’s Hospital and Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. For more information regarding SCCHC, visit

USCB’s kid-friendly mascot, Finnegan, inspired bookstore’s Share a Shark! Promotion to benefit four SC Children’s Hospitals.

 USCB Sand Sharks


Located in the heart of the Carolina Sea Islands, the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) is a baccalaureate member of the USC system, serving the southeast coast of South Carolina and Georgia. Since 2002, USCB has tripled its academic degree programs, doubled its FTE enrollment, opened its first on-campus housing (now serving more than 750), joined the NAIA Sun Conference, and fielded conference and national award-winning Sand Shark athletes in nine sports. The university’s two campuses serve a diverse student body of 1,980 students. The Hilton Head Gateway campus in Bluffton, SC, offers cutting-edge Computational Science and Nursing laboratories, and a broad range of academic degree programs. It is home to Sand Shark athletics. The Historic Beaufort campus, located on Beaufort’s downtown waterfront, houses an innovative baccalaureate Studio Art program in close proximity to Beaufort’s many art galleries. Students enjoy opportunities on Hilton Head Island, including the USCB Center for Event Management and a Coastal Ecology research partnership with Vagabond Cruise. USCB serves 1,500 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) members, who participate in more than 1 million course hours annually, placing OLLI at USCB in the top 10 in the country. The University of South Carolina Beaufort offers students an exceptional place to learn and live in an environment focused on growth, preservation and opportunity..


For more information about the University of South Carolina Beaufort, contact Kerry Jarvis, public information coordinator, at 843-208-8030 or