South Carolina coach Dawn Staley typically travels in the summer, but rarely on a trip like this.
The Gamecocks' women's basketball coach is on a 10-day visit to Africa with President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea. They are part of a delegation assembled to see the progress of projects initiated by the Clinton Foundation.
''Each day is an eye-opening experience for me,'' Staley wrote in an email to The Associated Press.
She was asked by the WNBA to join the trip as their representative and jumped at the chance.
Staley said she has visited people in Malawi on a farm site that teaches them how to add protein to their diet. In Zambia, Staley toured several Clinton Health Access Initiative clinics in rural communities with Chelsea Clinton. In Tanzania, Staley saw the foundation work with Barclays to bring banking services to people without such basics.
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