A couple weeks ago, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly pledged $5,000 for Alabama tornado relief. This week, Alabama coach saw Kelly's donation and raised it 10-fold.
Nick Saban and his wife, Terry, through their charity Nick's Kids, pledged $50,000 to Project Team Up, a group that is looking to build 30 new homes a few miles from Alabama's campus in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The goal is to have the homes built before the football season begins.
"We wanted to help someone in this community, our community, to be able to rebuild their homes," Saban said to a group while standing on the foundation of one of the new homes. "This is not just for this community. This is a concept that we hope gets adopted by many people in many groups that say they want to do something and are out there looking for something to do. This is something we do individually to help ourselves, and help those in need in our community.
"This is why we supported this project."
Saban did a special radio broadcast a couple weeks ago in an effort to raise funds for Alabama's Acts of Kindness Fund and other organizations to help with the relief following the tornadoes on April 27.
Scenes of the damage were featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated and Dennis Dodd, senior writer for CBSSports.com, proposed a charity football game between Alabama and Auburn to raise money to help the storm's victims.
- Nick Saban