University of Houston basketball coach Kelvin Sampson knows that a good leader rallies a group to action.
That’s why after city officials urged people to donate new clothes to victims of Hurricane Harvey, Sampson stepped up.
Figuring his connections after nearly four decades as a basketball coach would help, Sampson got on Twitter asking high schools and colleges at all levels to donate 20 of their school’s t-shirts and 10 pairs of shoes to the cause.
— Coach Kelvin Sampson (@CoachSampsonUH) August 28, 2017
The response from schools has been overwhelming, as you can see on Twitter. Here’s a small sampling of the men’s and women’s teams from all over the country who have been sending gear.
— MSU W. Basketball (@HailStateWBK) August 29, 2017
— Coach Holling (@CoachHolling) August 29, 2017
— SUU Men’s Basketball (@SUUBasketball) August 29, 2017
— DePaul Basketball (@DePaulHoops) August 29, 2017
— Sullivan Athletics (@GeneralDunker) August 29, 2017
— Doug Davenport (@doug_davenport) August 29, 2017
— Kent State WBB (@KentStateWbb) August 29, 2017
— PennHighlands (@PennHighlands) August 29, 2017
— APSU Mens Basketball (@AustinPeayMBB) August 29, 2017
Sampson proves that not all winning plays are drawn up on a white board. Well thought out, Coach.