Gators join cause to raise money for Haitian earthquake victims this weekend
The Florida men's and women's basketball teams and the University Athletic Association is joining forces with the group Gators United for Haiti to help raise funds for the ongoing relief effort for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
Information tables and pledge sheets will be available at the O’Connell Center when the men’s basketball team plays South Carolina at 6 p.m. Saturday and the women’s team plays at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Student members of Gators United for Haiti will be at the entrances to the O’Connell Center with pledge forms and at Alligator Alley (men’s game). The pledge forms are informational sheets about how to get involved in Haiti relief efforts and how to donate. No donations will be accepted at the games.
Members of The American Red Cross International Response Fund, which is the overarching fund for the Haitian Relief Effort, will also be in attendance at the game to answer questions about the relief efforts in Haiti and how Gators fans can contribute.
Gators United for Haiti is a student-run philanthropic project, supervised and aided by UF administration, whose goal is to raise $50,000 for Haiti relief efforts. So far, the group has raised approximately $6,000.
The UAA has announced it will match what the student organization raises, up to $50,000.
For more information on Gators United for Haiti visit http://gatorsunitedforhaiti.org/ or join the Facebook group.