"The effects of Hurricane Katrina are nothing short of tragic and we know there is a tremendous need for assistance," said University of Florida athletics director Jeremy Foley. "Floridians endured four hurricanes last year and understand the amount of work the affected areas have in front of them. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been so severely impacted by this devastating hurricane."
"We in Florida certainly know what it's like to cope with hurricanes and their aftermath, and our neighbors have been generous during our times of need," said UF President Bernie Machen. "Now it's our turn to lend a hand, not only to those affected here in Florida but also to those hit so hard in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama." --30--