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Rockets pitch in to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey

The American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio, assisted by The University of Toledo Student Government and Blue Key, will collect donations at the UT football game Thursday, Aug. 31, in support of the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas.

“Our thoughts and concerns are with the people affected by Hurricane Harvey,” said Vice President and Director of Athletics Mike O’Brien. “With the support of the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio, along with the UT Student Government and Blue Key, we will help the relief efforts in any way possible. We know our fans will make a difference in this endeavor.”

As the gates open at 5:30 p.m. inside the Glass Bowl, volunteers will be collecting cash or checks to assist those who have been affected by the storm. All checks should be made payable to the American Red Cross.

There also are additional ways to support the relief efforts. Rocket fans can text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. In addition, fans are encouraged to visit redcross.org to donate online.

“On behalf of the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio, I would like to thank the Toledo Athletic Department, the UT Student Government and Blue Key,” said Rachel Hepner-Zowdony, executive director of the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio. “We appreciate their support along with all of the communities throughout northwest Ohio during this relief effort.”

The Toledo Rockets will play Elon Thursday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. in the Glass Bowl.