HSU Softball team sending donations to the University of Houston. | Photo by Shelli Sarchett

HSU Athletics donates to Hurricane Harvey victims


By Keaundrey Clark

Hurricane Harvey has made its mark on the lives of Houston-area residents and the Humboldt State Athletic Department is lending a hand in the relief efforts.

Lumberjack coaches and staff have coordinated together and are donating clothes and other gear that was sent to Houston and those in need. The donations are being sent to the University of Houston where basketball head coach Kelvin Sampson is leading an effort to help those affected by the hurricane.

HSU Softball team sending donations to the University of Houston. | Photo by Shelli Sarchett

“It’s awesome to know that our program is willing to do something to help,” said freshman softball player, Megan Graeser. “We try to do as much as we can in our community, but it’s a wonderful thing that we are capable of making a difference in other places too.”

Softball head coach, Shelli Sarchett, got the ball rolling on the project. After viewing a tweet from Sampson asking for donations of clothing or shoes by all NCAA programs. Having never even been to Houston. Sarchett knew it was the right thing to do.

“It doesn’t matter who they are, or the fact I’ve never met them,” said Sarchett. “Just knowing we can help people, it just says a lot about human nature.”

As a coaching staff they decided that the extra clothing they had a good start. After asking both basketball programs, football and other athletic programs at HSU for their extras the whole athletic department was involved.

HSU Softball team sending donations to the University of Houston. | Photo by Shelli Sarchett
“It is great knowing that we as a community can help those in need,” said senior, Breonna Bejaran. “And that in today’s connected world our reach is endless.”

Despite the distance, the HSU athletics department providing hope for those in need in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Shows the human spirit and the ability to help those when times are dire.

“When other americans are in need It’s nice knowing when things go wrong people are there to help,” said Sarchett.

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on reddit

More Stories

Photo by Abraham Navarro | Cowboy Daddy's Drummer and Keyboard player Conner West, 25, and guitarist Skye Freitas, 24, jam out at the Gutswurrak Student Activity Center on April 28.

Local bands rock the Gutswurrak

by Ione Dellos Band members wait in front of the bathrooms, eyes anxiously fluttering from the stage to the growing audience in the Gutswurrak Student Activities Center. After the deepest sigh one could possibly take, they make their way to

Travis Allen pole vaults at the Green and Gold Track Event on Feb. 12 Photo by Morgan Hancock.

Athlete’s outperform at decathlon

by Carlos Pedraza The Cal Poly Humboldt Track and Field team participated in the Stanislaus State Multi-Event from Thursday April 7 to Saturday April 9. The team participated in over 10 different events, all of which were multi-day involving different

Photo by Morgan Hancock | Izzy Star hits a home run in final softball game of the season at the Bear River Recreation Center in Loleta, California on Saturday, April 30.

Cal Poly Humboldt plays its last softball game of the series

by Eddie Carpenter On April 30, Cal Poly Humboldt Softball played the last two games of their series against Cal State San Marcos. Due to weather conditions, the softball games had to be relocated to the Bear River Recreation Center

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply