BATON ROUGE, La. (BRProud) — Basketball players from Louisiana State University joined representatives from McNeese State and United Cajun Navy to distribute supplies to Hurricane Laura victims in Lake Charles Monday.
LSU transfer Shariff O’Neal, son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, tweeted video showing the LSU team standing outside of a motor coach shortly after the team’s arrival in Lake Charles.
Items were collected by United Cajun Navy and loaded onto an 18-wheeler, which was then driven to Lake Charles. LSU players arrived in two motor coaches and helped unload 24 pallets in the Walk-On’s parking lot, according to video posted on LSU basketball’s official twitter account.
Lake Charles mayor Nic Hunter talked with representatives from both schools, according to McNeese Basketball’s Twitter.
United Cajun Navy thanked the LSU basketball team on Twitter, as well as the Louisiana National Guard.
LSU men’s head basketball coach Will Wade released a statement following the supply distribution. “It was an honor for our team to join with United Cajun Navy and McNeese Men’s Basketball to distribute supplies in Lake Charles,” Wade said. “The devastation of Hurricane Laura is indescribable and long-lasting. Any help that can be given now and in the future is extremely important.”