Duquesne basketball aids in Hurricane Harvey relief • The Duquesne Duke
Adam Lindner | Sports Editor On Aug. 25, tropical storm-turned-Category 4 Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf Coast, and in the coming days, severe winds, rain and floods had gravely damaged much of Houston and the surrounding region. In an effort to aid areas heavily affected by the hurricane, University of Houston men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson tweeted on Aug. 28, “I have had so many of my friends in the coaching profession text and call, offering prayers and thoughts for all Houstonians. They all ask what [they] can do to help. … Well, I came up with something I think coaches at all levels can help with. Both men’s and women’s [high school programs], [junior colleges], [every level of college]… If you can, please send 20 of your school’s T-shirts and 10 pairs of shoes to [our basketball program.] … We will get everything to the right agencies to be distributed.”