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by: Esteban On  Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Tags:  Feel-Good Story   Houston   Hurricane Harvey   MLB   NBA   NFL  
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Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt isn’t the only sports figure raising money for Houston flood relief efforts. As the city continues to struggle with the devastating flood caused by Hurricane Harvey, the entire sports world is rallying around them.

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane has pledged $4 million to flood relief efforts.



“We are committed to doing our part to provide aid and assistance to the thousands of Houston-area residents that are desperately in need right now,” Crane said in a statement. “We encourage others in our region and beyond to help out in any way they can.”

Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has also pledged $4 million, despite the fact that he is currently trying to sell the team.

“Our hearts are heavy seeing the devastation that so many of our friends, family and neighbors are experiencing,” the Rockets said their own statement. “Leslie Alexander has contributed $4 million to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund in an effort to help Clutch City come back stronger than ever. Please stay safe, Houston.”

The NFL is also taking action. The Houston Texans, New England Patriots, and the NFL Foundation have all pledged $1 million for flood relief.

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are jointly donating $1 million.



Meanwhile, a couple of St. Louis Cardinals have announced their own personal contributions. Infielder Matt Carpenter, who hails from Galveston, Texas, announced he will donate $10,000 for every home run he hits the remainder of the season.

Carpenter’s teammate Adam Wainwright, who hails from Georgia, has announced he will match that:

The situation in Houston is incredibly tragic, but it certainly is heartwarming to see so many people in the sports world giving back.

Hat Tip – [theScore]



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