SEC donates $100K to Florida and Texas A&M for hurricane relief

In News by Blake Lovell

The SEC has announced its donation of $100,000 each to both Florida and Texas A&M to help with relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

Both schools will distribute the money to funds that are set up to help those in need following the hurricanes.

The conference issued a press release detailing its assistance to both schools:

“The SEC consists of 14 institutions who compete fiercely in stadiums and arenas, but who come together during times of need,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey.  “Last year the Executive Committee of the Southeastern Conference established parameters for use of an Emergency Relief Fund to assist member institutions in circumstances such as those experienced by members of the Texas A&M and Florida communities.

We are pleased to be able to assist with on-going efforts to ease the stress for the students, faculty and staff affected by the devastating storms that impacted the states of Texas and Florida.”

As mentioned in the release, the SEC has made other donations in recent years after both South Carolina and LSU were faced with similar issues following natural disasters.

Lovell’s Analysis

In an age where negative headlines capture a lot of attention, it’s always good to see a positive one like this.

It was incredible to see the amount of devastation that both Harvey and Irma left in their path, and there’s no doubt that both schools were affected by the fallout.

It’s difficult to prepare for natural disasters of any kind, especially when they are as strong as these two hurricanes were.

Hopefully the SEC’s donation can be another step towards recovery for the communities that need it most.

Blake Lovell is the founder of Southeast Hoops. He hosts the Marching to Madness podcast, which features interviews with coaches around the country. He also hosts a weekly college basketball show on WNSR 560AM/95.9 FM in Nashville. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Athlon Sports, Rivals, FanRag Sports, and many more.