Alabama athletes receive help
The April skies over Tuscaloosa, Ala., transformed from dark to menacing in a matter of moments last year. From them, a hulking monster crept downwards, slowly meandering through the town while spinning at 200 miles-per-hour. The tornado dwarfed Alabama’s 101,821-seat Bryant-Denny Stadium, decimating the houses and apartments around the iconic venue. Once the sky relented, the structures many student-athletes called home were nothing more than scattershot piles of brick and wood – their belongings, their keepsakes, lost to the wind.