By Taylor Estes Mar 27, 10:39 AM . Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger has been raising funds through a GoFundMe account to help the fight against COVID-19. 6 Comments. By signing up you agree to our privacy policy, Stand with us in our mission to discover and uncover the story of North Texas. Find more college sports stories from The Dallas Morning News here. AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger has raised approximately $200,000 through GoFundMe and private donations since he launched his COVID-19 relief fund on GoFundMe … Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger took to Twitter on Friday morning to announce the launch of his GoFundMe page in an effort to provide relief to those affected by COVID-19. God bless,” Ehlinger said. But they were asked to deactivate it by Clemson compliance officials soon after in an attempt to abide by the NCAA’s policy which does not permit student-athletes from using their name or image and likeness for crowdfunding. Lawrence and his girlfriend, Marissa Mowry, launched a GoFundMe on Monday to also provide relief. Welcome to Longhorns Wire's European Union Experience. On Friday, Ehlinger announced via his social media platforms that he has created a GoFundMe page to assist those impacted by COVID-19. Texas QB Sam Ehlinger's coronavirus GoFundMe nets over $200,000. Ehlinger’s announcement comes after the NCAA and Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence made news earlier this week. Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger took to Twitter on Friday morning to announce the launch of his GoFundMe page in an effort to provide relief to those affected by COVID-19. By Austin Nivison Apr 2, 6:28 PM . Sam Ehlinger's COVID-19 fundraiser exceeds $60,000. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who slammed Trump, to become first African American cardinal, What grocery stores looked like when you were growing up. Alex Briseño is covering politics in Austin for The Dallas Morning News. Thank you to everyone who generously donated to my COVID-19 fundraising effort. pic.twitter.com/lEN3FSkQXi, “I want to give a special shout out to the NCAA and the University of Texas compliance staff for allowing me to do this,” Ehlinger continued. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. News, analysis and opinion about the Texas Longhorns delivered FREE to your inbox. Week 8 Amway Coaches Poll: Does Texas break top 25 after Baylor win? pic.twitter.com/lEN3FSkQXi. Alex Briseno. The NCAA then released a statement on Tuesday to announce that they are working with schools to provide student-athletes with the flexibility to support impacted communities during this pandemic. We are working with them to enable your sports experiences again as quickly as possible. By Jeff Howe May 18, 3:21 PM . Ehlinger started the GoFundMe account in late March as the COVID-19 pandemic began to significantly affect the United States. Link to donate and share is in my bio and attached below. Texas will fortunately have wide receiver Jake Smith and safety Caden Sterns available to play against Baylor. Your generosity provided over 150,000 meals and helped many other people/organizations. “Also, a shout out to Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend for coming up with this incredible idea to help out his community and others.”. Copyright © 2020 The Dallas Morning News. Ehlinger’s campaign also comes after Texas head coach Tom Herman made contributions to the Central Texas Food Bank, the Front Steps homeless shelter, Meals on Wheels, the Safe Alliance shelter and the Boys and Girls Club. Our data provider is having technical issues, live scoring and stats are impacted. You all raised approximately $200,000 through @gofundme and private donations. During his time at UT, Alex interned at Sports Illustrated, freelanced for newspapers across the state and spent four years at the student newspaper, The Daily Texan. "The needs are real and urgent. “Let’s raise some money and help everybody out in this time of need.

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