Texas Tech Athletics #ScoreOnHarvey initiative raises money for

Texas Tech Athletics #ScoreOnHarvey initiative raises money for disaster relief

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Texas Tech Athletics is using today's game to raise money for disaster relief on the coast. The department will donate $100 for every point the Red Raiders score during the #ScoreOnHarvey initiative.

Coach Kliff Kingsbury lived in the Houston area for more than four years and said it holds a special place in his heart. He said there are also several Red Raiders on his team that are from the affected flood zones. So, there's more incentive for them to score big today.
Kingsbury said he will also match the donation from the athletic department. The team's already sent an equipment truck filled with bottled water to Austin and will be delivering other supplies to the victims.

The university itself is also encouraging faculty to take it easy on students from that affected area. The Provost's Office encourages teachers and staffers to make academic accommodations for students who may not even be in town yet or who have family on the coast.

"To ensure they understand what resources are available, from counseling services to the food bank on campus, to visiting with advisers and counseling, to understand that they're not going to get penalized, grade-wise, by missing a few days of class," Chris Cook with Texas Tech University said.

Harris County is one of the most represented counties on campus aside from Lubbock. Texas Tech is even starting a Hurricane Harvey scholarship relief fund to help students who have been impacted. 

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