By Matt McCoy
Aaron Craft shows off the Taco Tuesday shirts being sold at the Michigan game
Aaron Craft doesn't do social media, but his roomates do. Logan Jones, Greg Greve, Jake Johnson and Michael Duffy's twitter account @CRAFTroomies has more than 25,000 followers. The Buckeye point guard and his buddies decided to use that popularity in a good way and Tuesday night's game versus Michigan will be the payoff.
Craft and his roomies have organized "Taco Tuesday" to benefit the LiFE Sports Program at Ohio State. It all started with Craft's love of Tacos.
"We were trying to think of what shenanigans that we are probably most known for and it's definately the tacos," Craft said.
Earlier this year, Ohio State Student Life organized a "Taco Night" on campus with Craft and his roomies serving as guests of honor. The event drew more than 1,000 Ohio State students.
At the Michigan game, tacos will be sold (3 for $5) along with "Taco Tuesday" T-shirts ($20) with all the proceeds going to LiFE Sports.
"It's an organization that helps underprivileged kids to come particiapte in athletic camps on campus," Craft said. "(They can) hang out and do things that they wouldn't normally be able to do."
A taco stand and the T-shirts will be available in the southwest corner of the arena near the student entrance. Shirts will also be sold in the Ohio State Team Shop at Value City Arena.
"I've always said to our players, 'take the opportunity you have here to make the most, not only for yourself but for the people around you,'" Coach Thad Matta said. "I think that Aaron is definately doing that...He's an amazing kid."
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