This is why we love sports.
South Carolina has been rocked by flooding due to Hurricane Joaquin, forcing more than 100,000 residents of the state to go without clean drinking water. As efforts are organized to help South Carolina recover, Missouri is the latest SEC institution to offer support.
Rather than purchasing tickets to athletic events this week, Mizzou fans are encouraged to donate goods for free admission to Tigers’ sporting events. Acceptable donations include paper supplies, such as plates, bowls, cups, towels, toilet paper and tissue paper, as well as plastic flatware.
Mizzou’s gesture is part of a larger, conference-wide effort to help the people of South Carolina.
Last week, the Gamecocks received the red carpet treatment from LSU after the two universities agreed to move the game from Columbia, S.C. to Baton Rouge, La. due to the continued flooding.
The Tigers not only flew the state flag of South Carolina, the LSU band also played the South Carolina fight song among several other gestures to help make the Gamecocks feel at home.
To top it all off, Heisman Trophy front-runner Leonard Fournette announced his intentions to auction his game jersey with the proceeds going to benefit victims of the flooding.
Often times we are reminded of the problems plaguing our country, but it’s acts like this that help remind us that no matter how big the game is, sports will always be secondary.
If you would like to make a financial contribution to support relief efforts, you can do so by texting REDCROSS to 90999. More information can be found at www.redcross.org.
— Mizzou Athletics (@MizzouAthletics) October 14, 2015