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Female athletes respond to help in aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and its affect on the Greater Houston area, female athletes are stepping up to the call and making their voices heard in the relief efforts to help out those impacted by the storm.

Olympic gold medal gymnast Simone Biles has participated in the volunteer efforts on the ground.

The United States Speciality Sports Association (USSSA) has announced that it will be donating apparel and merchandise to the relief efforts in Houston.

Jennie Finch and her husband Casey have actually gone out to help people stuck in their homes because of the flooding. In addition, Finch announced all proceeds this weekend from her store will go towards the relief effort.

Golfer Stacy Lewis has said that she will donate all of her winnings from the Cambria Portland Classic this weekend to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said that proceeds from ticket sales will be donated as well.

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The WNBA is stepping up to the plate as well in helping out with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Led by Houston natives Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike, the sister duet is challenging players and teams to contribute to the relief efforts. Not surprisingly, the league is responding to their call.

Candace Parker responded to Nneka’s challenge:

Fellow Houston native Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury will be donating proceeds from their home game this Sunday against the Atlanta Dream.

Lastly, the Connecticut Sun will be donating proceeds from playoff games this month to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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