Both Ohio State basketball programs have responded to a call for aid in Houston.
As Hurricane Harvey has flooded the city, University of Houston coach Kelvin Sampson took to Twitter on Sunday night to ask for help. The former Indiana coach encouraged basketball programs across the country at all levels to send 20 of their school's T-shirts and 10 pairs of shoes to his address at the university for distribution to those in need.
Today, the Buckeyes joined the chorus of responders. First came the men's team:
Package is on its way @CoachSampsonUH! Our thoughts and prayers are with the city of Houston #HOUSTONSTRONG #BuckeyesCare pic.twitter.com/h77E3uJPZm— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) August 29, 2017
Then about two hours later, the women's team posted this image:
Make that 2 packages coming your way from Columbus @CoachSampsonUH ! Our thought and prayers are with you all #HoustonStrong #BuckeyesCare pic.twitter.com/sQaqczhsD7— OSU W Basketball (@OhioState_WBB) August 29, 2017
Men's basketball coach Chris Holtmann also posted to Twitter, writing, "Our thoughts are w/the city of Houston & all that are affected. The Ohio State Buckeyes look forward to helping with this. #HoustonStrong"