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MM 9.15: Maryland men’s basketball forward Donta Scott raises funds for flooded home

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Hurricane Ida displaced Maryland men’s basketball star Donta Scott’s family from their home in Philadelphia.

On Tuesday, Scott launched a page for others to use to make donations and help his family get back on their feet. Scott disclosed on the page that as the water levels rose it damaged many of his family’s belongings such as electronics, furniture and clothing.

“My family is currently forced to live out of a hotel and expenses are rising rapidly. My mother Sandra has always been the rock of our family. I would not be where I am today without her. She has always worked so hard for our family to make ends meet,” Scott wrote on the page.

“I’m asking you to please consider helping my family get back on our feet. Any little bit will help during these difficult times. I know with your help and our faith we will manage to get through this. Thank you all for anything you can do to help.”

Campus Mogul also announced that all net proceeds from any of Donta Scott’s shirts sold will go directly toward his fundraiser.

In the first 13 hours, Scott raised $34,294 of his $50,000 goal according to the GoFundMe page.

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Maryland field hockey recapped the Terrapin Invitational.

Maryland track and field shared some scenes from practice.

Maryland wrestling’s Youssif Hemida will represent Eygpt at the World Wrestling Championships.