Wheelock Athletes Help Houston
August 30, 2017
Wheelock athletes responded to a call for help from the University of Houston, sending more than 50 team shirts to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.
The University of Houston's Men's Basketball program had tweeted out that all athletic programs can help the victims of Houston by sending shirts and shoes. Wheelock athletes wanted to send their support, so they put together a package of over 50 shirts that included a shirt from every sport at the college.
"Our men's basketball program was especially affected because one of our incoming freshman, Kamron Jackson, is from Houston," said Wheelock Sports Information Director Michael Pollio.
Kelvin Sampson, the University of Houston's men's basketball head coach, made the original post on Instagram in hopes of getting a response from other universities. In the post, he asked men's and women's teams from high school through college to send 20 of their school's T-shirts and 10 pair of shoes to distribute to people affected by the hurricane.
The response to Sampson's Instagram post has been widespread, with shirts and shoes pouring in from colleges across the country.