Thanks to proceeds from Nebraska basketball’s NIT game, the football team’s spring game and special T-shirt sales, the Huskers athletic department has raised some serious funds to assist victims of flooding throughout the state.
On Saturday, during Nebraska’s spring game, the University of Nebraska Athletic Department released the totals of funds raised for flood victims, and the total came in at a whopping $162,200.
According to a graphic released by Nebraska, $23,575 was raised from the NIT game the Huskers hosted in March. And addition $32,095 came from Saturday afternoon’s spring game. But the biggest chunk of funds came from a special “One State, One Heartbeat” shirt that was sold specifically to help raise money for flood relief, totaling $106,530.
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Fans were encouraged to purchase one of the specialty shirts and wear it to Saturday’s spring game to show support for the state and victims of the flood.
Nebraska was devastated by flooding across the state in the late winter and early spring. According to a report from NPR, the flooding affected three-fourths of Nebraska’s 93 counties and caused $1.3 billion in damages.