Kyle Flood was one of 17 people honored Wednesday by the White House among Hurricane Sandy "Champions of Change," earning the nod for Rutgers' relief efforts after the deadly fall storm hit the Northeast region.
From part of the White House office of communications' release, referring to Saturday's Scarlet-White spring game:
The Rutgers football team helped after Hurricane Sandy in several ways, including selecting 22 kids affected by Hurricane Sandy to play a flag football game in the final five minutes of a football game, asking game attendees to make a $5 donation at a game, and working to remind everyone that there is still a lot to do before the state fully recovers from Hurricane Sandy.
The Champions of Change program gives the White House a chance to honor groups of people doing great work in their communities.
“As soon as a disaster hits, we see citizens come together to help those in need. Time and again, we have seen the courage and heroism of first responders, organizations, and ordinary people in providing relief, recovery, and care, and these Hurricane Sandy champions of change are no exception. From providing up-to-the-minute news, to assisting with long-term recovery to showing compassion to neighbors to donating vital supplies, these ordinary heroes are an inspiration to us all,” Paulette Aniskoff, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement, said in a statement.