LIBERAL, Kan. – With the recent developments in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas, the Seward County Athletic department will be hosting multiple hurricane relief events. The devastation has struck many current and former Saints and Lady Saints, therefore all monetary, non-perishable food, or other donations will be sent directly to former Seward students and their families. With help from the SCCC Booster Club, there will be an account set up for all funds to be collected and distributed.
For monetary donations, cash and checks will be accepted. Checks can be made out to the SCCC Booster Club, while cash can be dropped off at the Seward County Athletic Department offices. Seward is also asking for non-perishable foods and drinks, toiletries, and new clothing (shirts, shoes, etc.). These donations can be dropped off at the Athletic Department offices as well.
Lady Saints Volleyball
During the Lady Saints home match on Wednesday (Sept. 6), there will be a station to drop off non-perishables, toiletries, and clothing.
The storm has hit close to home for the Lady Saints program as 2015 setter, Jade Piper has seen her home town of Orange, Texas devastated by the rising water. As of earlier this week, Piper's sister and one year old son were trapped in her parents' home as they pleaded for a rescue boat to come to the residence to get them out. Making matters worse, Pipers nephew, who has already battled his fair share of adversity during his first year of life, needs breathing treatments, which the storm has now made impossible.
The Saints Basketball team will be hosting a Free Throw-A-Thon next Saturday (Sept. 9). Players will be shooting 100 free throws during the event. Participants looking to donate can pay a flat rate for a player, or pay per made free throw for a player. To sign up to support a Saint for this event, please call Coach Luke Adams at (620) 417 – 1557 or be on the lookout for a basketball player on campus.
The Saints Baseball will be available to be rented out for a day's work to any business or person. The team is available for work on Monday (Sept. 4), October 9, or October 10. All funds collected will go to former Saints lefthander Jose Gonzalez, who earlier this week was stuck in the 3rd floor of his apartment building and has seen total devastation in his Houston neighborhood. To rent out the baseball team, please call Coach Galen McSpadden at (620) 482-5682.
Lady Saints Softball
The Seward County Softball team will have a table set up on Tuesday (Sept. 5) outside of the SCCC library where donations can be made. They will be accepting non-perishable food, toiletries and clothing as well as monetary donations.