Wednesday, October 5, 2005
Arizona State gives LSU $500K for Katrina relief
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Arizona State University gave the LSU
Foundation $500,000 -- a portion of the net revenue earned from the
LSU-Arizona State football game -- for its Hurricane Katrina-Rita
Student Relief Fund.
The game, played Sept. 10 in Tempe, Ariz., was originally
scheduled to be played in Baton Rouge. It was moved to Arizona
because at the time, LSU's campus was being used to assist with
medical relief efforts.
The other half of the money generated by the game was donated to
the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund.
The student relief fund was created by the LSU Foundation in the
days following Hurricane Katrina to assist students at LSU who
suffered property loss and loss of financial support due to
Katrina, and, later, Hurricane Rita.
With the ASU contribution added in, more than $560,000 has been
raised through contributions to the LSU Foundation from individuals
and groups across the country, the foundation said Wednesday.