The Alabama Crimson Tide is doing its part to help high school football teams hundreds of miles away.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban recently called for Alabama high schools to donate uniforms to help high school football teams in West Virginia affected by recent flooding. Floods in late June not only destroyed many homes in West Virginia, but also left many high schools in need of helmets, shoulder pads and jerseys.
Schools answered Saban’s challenge, and Crimson Tide players helped pack and load the donations to be sent off.
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) July 27, 2016
Saban is from West Virginia, which is why he felt compelled to help those schools.
“Football was such an important part of my childhood in West Virginia,” Saban said in a statement released by Alabama Athletics, “and to see the devastation the flooding has caused, and how it has threatened so many high school football teams, we wanted to find a way to help.”