Ohio State and Indiana will both wear special helmet decals Thursday night to recognize relief efforts in Houston and southeast Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
The Buckeyes and Hoosiers, who will meet in Bloomington, Ind., at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, will be sporting decals with the state of Texas and the phrase “Houston Strong” on the back of their helmets. Ohio State sports information director Jerry Emig tweeted out a picture Thursday afternoon.
— Jerry Emig (@BuckeyeNotes) August 31, 2017
Tonight we're raising Hurricane Harvey relief awareness & support with #HoustonStrong helmet decals
Stay strong Houston 💪 pic.twitter.com/R1hpZtQWd8
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 31, 2017
It was first announced the Buckeyes would wear the stickers on Wednesday. The program also made a $10,000 donation to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts.
Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane last Friday and has since dumped records amounts of rain in throughout the area. Some areas received more than 50 inches of rain — a U.S. record for a single storm — and as of Thursday afternoon nearly 40 deaths have been blamed on the storm.