Houston and Florida have been ravaged by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, respectively.
The pictures that have come out of these natural disasters have been devastating and the sports world has responded in a big way. Houston Texan JJ Watt has raised over 31 million dollars in his fund alone!
Here is a link to check out his donation site:
The impact that these stars can have due to their audience is unreal. NBA Personnel have also gotten their hand in on the relief efforts. Leslie Alexander, who we discussed when he put the Houston Rockets for sale, donated ten million in aid. Young Rockets Center Clint Capela used his social media accounts to link people in emergency situations with first responders.
The damage is real and can affect anyone. Recently signed Orlando Magic guard Jonathon Simmons had to be helped by rapper Trae the Truth after he was trapped in his house. These storms make a massive impact on the area around them, and if people are interested we have posted donation websites on 2For1Hoops Twitter.
These relief efforts are yet another great example of athletes rallying people in tough times. It feels appropriate to mention that today is the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. As is the case today, sports was a relief for many while New Yorkers navigated the challenging times that come with the aftermath of such a tragedy.
Our hearts go out to everyone affected by both the events of 9/11/01 but also the devastating hurricanes shaking our country.