Athletes Respond To Harvey
The Sports World Responds To Harvey
The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has left a devastating impact on Houston and the surrounding area. Individuals from all walks of life are stepping up to aid those affected. And the sports world has not disappointed. So far, Texans defensive-end, J.J. Watt blew through his initial goal racking up over $6 million and well on his way to his new goal of $10 million.
Texans owner Bob McNair has pledged $1 million to the United Way of Houston Flood Relief Fund. Jim Crane, owner of the Houston Astros, said the team has donated $4 million to relief efforts in the area and has partnered with the MLB to donate all revenue from ticket sales, parking, and concessions in their upcoming series against the Rangers towards the relief fund.
But athletes and teams in Texas aren’t the only ones making an impact. Mike Trout, The Rock and Leonard Fornette are a few others that have also contributed to the relief efforts.
However, donating money hasn’t been the only method of contribution. Former NBA player and Houston native, Gerald Green, drove around Houston in his “high truck” and via a video to his personal Instagram account, he requested help from anyone with a boat to help him out in his efforts to rescue people who were stranded.
The Tampa Bay Rays have handed over Tropicana Field for that upcoming Astros v. Rangers three-game series. The University of Houston men’s basketball team has donated shoes and shirts to those in need. And Clint Capela, Rockets forward helped via his Twitter account asking for people in trapped places to tweet at him so he can then amplify their cry for help.
The sports world has been heard in Houston.