It’s been a difficult and devastating hurricane season for those in Florida and Texas. The SEC is stepping up to do its part to make a positive impact for its universities in those states.
The conference recently announced in a statement it will donate $100K apiece to the University of Florida and Texas A&M to go towards hurricane reliefs efforts for campus community members affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey.
“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.”
For Texas A&M, the SEC’s donation will go towards the University Disaster Relief Fund. For Florida, the SEC’s donation will go towards the Aid-A-Gator Hurricane Irma Emergency Assistance Fund.
This is a great gesture by the SEC as the nation continues to band together around those in need.