Baseball fans give generously for tornado relief
BATON ROUGE - LSU and Oklahoma fans attending last week's Super Regional matchup gave generously to support tornado disaster relief back in the Sooner State, according to the Baton Rouge chapter of the American Red Cross.
Spokesperson Nancy Malone said fans opened their wallets to give more than $14,130 during fundraising efforts at Alex Box Stadium. That doubled the Red Cross's 2012 Hurricane Isaac fundraiser.
The donations from the Super Regional will help provide for shelter, food, relief supplies and emotional support as residents continue to recover three weeks after devastating tornadoes tore through Oklahoma.
"We appreciate LSU providing the opportunity for the can shake and especially the giving fans for making such a difference," said Bobbi Zaunbrecher, executive director of the American Red Cross in South Louisiana.
Contributions for Oklahoma tornado relief can still be made on the Red Cross website, by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.