Houston sports information director Jeff Conrad said the school has received more than 1,000 commitments on social media. That includes nearly 450 colleges, more than 220 high schools, 15 conference offices, a number of elementary and middle schools. Sports teams from all the lower 48 states have reached out and sent packages.
Sampson's request has turned into a huge movement, something that is punctuating what college programs have been able to rally for in the wake of such devastation. Houston's been overwhelmed by the goodwill of so many sports programs of all sizes. And for all the good that's come in from around the country, it's the locals who continue to sacrifice in myriad ways daily, amid the deluge.