Stephen F. Austin took the college basketball world by storm when they upset the then No. 1 ranked Duke Blue Devils with a buzzer-beating layup in overtime last week. The player who scored the game-winning bucket obviously went viral, and he used his newfound fame to raise some serious cash.
Senior forward Nate Bain lost his family home in the Bahamas as a result of Hurricane Dorian. Thankfully, he and his family have insurance on the house, so he will instead be using the generously donated money to help other families in need.
Bain has raised over $150,000 through his GoFundMe page, and will use the funds to aid other families from his church who were affected by the disastrous hurricane.
This is nothing but heartwarming.
This is an incredibly inspiring story. A young man decided to use the little influence he had to make a difference in his hometown, and he deserves all of the praise in the world for doing so.
Bain became a hero on the court when he made the biggest shot in the history of SFA basketball, and now he is a hero off the court too. This is the power of sports.