Texas QB Sam Ehlinger has raised over $100,000 for coronavirus relief
Many professional athletes have donated large sums of money to help those who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and those at the amateur level have found a way to pitch in as well. Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger is one of the most successful examples of that.
Ehlinger launched a GoFundMe page on March 25 to help raise money for families that have been impacted by COVID-19, and the fundraiser had received more than $100,000 in donations as of Thursday morning. Ehlinger has set his goal at $1 million and says organizations like the Boys & Girls Club of America, the Central Texas Food Bank, Austin Pets Alive will be receiving money.
Ehlinger also noted that the fundraiser has been approved by the NCAA and the Texas Athletics compliance staff. There was some talk that a GoFundMe page created by Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend had been shut down because it violated NCAA rules, but Lawrence later clarified that the NCAA granted him permission.
We’ve seen some extremely generous donations from athletes over the past several weeks. It’s great to see athletes like Ehlinger who don’t have millions of their own dollars find a way to use their popularity to raise money.