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SEC donates $100,000 to Auburn University for tornado relief

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is donating $100,000 to Auburn University in order to assist the students, faculty and staff who were impacted by the tornadoes on March 3.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said the conference is a “family” comprised of 14 institutions that come together to assist those impacted by circumstances such as the deadly tornadoes that took 23 lives in Lee County.

“SEC teams often face each other in fierce athletic competition, but it is comprised of 14 institutions who come together as a family during times of need such as this,” said Sankey.  “The Executive Committee of the Southeastern Conference has established parameters for use of an Emergency Relief Fund to assist member institutions in circumstances such as those experienced by members of the Auburn community. We are pleased to be able to assist with efforts to ease the stress for those impacted by this devastating storm.

This is not the first time the SEC has assisted other conference institutions with university communities affected by natural disasters.

Auburn University President Steven Leath offered his appreciation to the SEC for its generous support and noted that the university would work to properly to distribute the funds to the community.

“This is a remarkable donation that speaks to the SEC’s steadfast commitment to its member institutions and surrounding communities,” said Leath. “As we continue to evaluate further ways in which our university can help those affected by the March 3 tornadoes, this funding will be a tremendous boost to our coordinated efforts going forward.”

Kyle Morris also contributes daily to Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter @RealKyleMorris.

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