Trevor Lawrence Given NCAA's OK To Continue Charitable GoFundMe
A GoFundMe page started Monday by Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend to "assist those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic has gained new traction after being temporarily halted by Clemson’s Athletic Department," according to Scott Keepfer of the GREENVILLE NEWS. Clemson Athletics "made the decision to comply with NCAA rules that prohibit using name, image and likeness for fundraising purposes." But the NCAA contacted Clemson officials yesterday to "give an OK to Lawrence’s fundraiser." The GoFundMe page, created by Lawrence and his girlfriend, Anderson Univ. soccer player Marissa Mowry, "raised $2,670 in a matter of hours" before being shut down (GREENVILLE NEWS, 3/25). In Charleston, Joshua Needelman notes Lawrence is "perhaps college football’s most recognizable face with almost 600,000 combined followers on Instagram and Twitter." In an Instagram video, he said that money from the GoFundMe "will go to Meals on Wheels America and No Kid Hungry" (Charleston POST & COURIER, 3/25). In Columbia, Matt Connolly notes it "wasn’t immediately known how quickly Lawrence and Mowry would revive their GoFundMe efforts, but they are expected to do so" (Columbia STATE, 3/25).