The Ohio State football program is set to donate $10,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey relief.
On Wednesday, the Buckeyes issued a press release stating the players and coaching staff wanted to help those in Texas who were affected by the record landfall and catastrophic flooding. Each player will donate money, while head coach Urban Meyer and his assistant coaches will donate the rest to bring the total up to the team’s $10,000 goal.
Meyer announced the news at a press conference.
A number of players from Ohio State, most notably star quarterback J.T. Barrett, came to Columbus from Texas.
In addition to the donation to the American Red Cross, Ohio State will be honoring the victims of Hurricane Harvey when they take the field on Thursday night for the season opener against Indiana.
Both teams will be wearing “Houston Strong” helmet decals for the game.
It is just the latest effort from programs across the country to show their support of the victims in Texas. Texas A&M will also be wearing helmet decals, while SMU and Baylor are offering free tickets and food to evacuees.