I’m late to commenting on this, but just want to shout out to the Sampson family for what was a great and classy idea. Has anyone heard anything about volunteering and helping them sort/distribute boxes? I’m sure they could use some help because it’s simply going to take awhile before all of those shirts and shoes are distributed.
The fact the NCAA had to step in was a little ridiculous – UH is not going to gain a recruiting advantage by giving storm victims shirts whether they’re from UCLA, Kentucky or North Carolina Central University. Rare to see them to do the right thing.
It’s crazy how overwhelming this initiative became. It’s a win-win PR move for any institution involved. And to be frank, they’ll probably be able to send some of those shirts to help with relief in the aftermath of Irma and Maria.