The #ScoreOnHarvey campaign — in which Texas Tech Athletics will donate $100 for every point scored by the Tech football team against Eastern Washington this Saturday — is not the only way Tech is helping with Harvey relief.
Along with Red Raider football, the Tech basketball teams and the baseball team have sent gear to the University of Houston as a part of that university’s initiative, according to Tech Athletics. The initiative is to help Harvey victims by having universities across the country send in 20 school T-shirts and 10 pairs of shoes to Houston’s men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson and the university.
“We are all affected by the tragedy in Houston and South Texas,” Tech Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt said in a Tech Athletics news release. “We stand by our neighbors throughout the state of Texas and hope we can make an impact on those who been affected by Hurricane Harvey. I want to especially thank Willis Moving and Storage for their generous support of this project.”
Tech football is also sending water in partnership with Coca-Cola and the Houston football team, according to Tech Athletics. Most recently, a tweet was posted by the Texas Tech Football account of the Tech equipment truck was heading to Austin as a part of the Austin Collection Event hosted by the Houston Cougars.
The @TTU_EQUIPMENT truck is loaded with water thanks to @CocaCola & on its way to Austin! See you there, @UHCougarFB! #HoustonStrong pic.twitter.com/564gu1WUU5
— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) August 31, 2017
According to a tweet from University of Houston’s football team’s account, trucks from across the state are going to Austin to collect supplies for Harvey relief between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. The items include food, water, personal-care products such as toothpaste, cleaning supplies, paper products such as toilet paper, baby and infant supplies and first-aid items.
No longer a 5 pm finish, we’re keeping it going until 6 pm for you Austin! #TexasIsUnited #HoustonStrong pic.twitter.com/jw6xXk34OI
— #HTownTakeover (@UHCougarFB) August 31, 2017
“On behalf of the Texas Tech football program, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Hurricane Harvey,” Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said in a Tech Athletics video about the #ScoreOnHarvey initiative. “We have several student athletes on our team that have family and friends that have been affected by this terrible tragedy.”
On top of these efforts, Tech Athletics also partnered with United Supermarkets, Remax of Lubbock and Reagor Dykes Auto Group to collect donated items to send to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Rockport, Fulton and Port Aransas, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.