Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend have restarted their efforts to raise money for those affected by the coronavirus, including families in Georgia.
They announced their decision Saturday on social media.
Lawrence attended Cartersville High School and is a top candidate to win the Heisman Trophy.
“Marissa and I have created the Fund to help our friends and neighbors in the Cartersville and upstate South Carolina communities deal with some of the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 situation,” Lawrence said on a website introducing the fund. “We hope others will join us in supporting the many families in need. These are challenging times, and no one should be left behind.”
The Fund is being managed by the Cartersville-Bartow Community Foundation. Donors can direct their funds to efforts in the Cartersville area or to the upstate South Carolina area, which includes Clemson.
The two had set up a GoFundMe page earlier this week until told by Clemson compliance officials the site violated NCAA rules against using an athlete's name, image and likeness for crowd funding. But the NCAA said Tuesday that Lawrence and other athletes could use such sites to raise money in this case.
Lawrence's girlfriend, Marissa Mowry, is a soccer player at Anderson University, about 15 miles from Clemson's campus.
They created the “Trevor Lawrence and Marissa Mowry COVID-19 Relief Fund” designed to provide direct assistance to families affected by the pandemic.
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