Athletes across the country are using their platforms to promote safety and raise funds to help combat the COVID-19 virus and its affects.
Texas athletes are no different.
Austin Westlake product and Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger is doing his part to chip in, pledging to help raise $1 million in donations.
Tom Herman: "I’m just so proud. Ever since I’ve known him, he has used his celebrity to help other people, more than anybody I’ve ever seen." Following Trevor Lawrence’s lead, Texas QB Sam Ehlinger sets goal of $1 million for COVID-19 relief via @aasdanny https://t.co/7Is3uoPRsX pic.twitter.com/CMBXXwxFbL
— Hookem.com (@bevobeat) March 28, 2020
Ehlinger took to social media Friday to aid the campaign.
Please share with friends and family and let’s raise $1,000,000 for COVID-19 Relief. Shoutout @Trevorlawrencee and his girlfriend, Marissa, for setting a great example with their fundraising platform. Link to donate and share is in my bio and attached below. pic.twitter.com/lEN3FSkQXi
— Sam Ehlinger (@sehlinger3) March 27, 2020
And he is not alone is contributing to the fight against the deadly outbreak.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is feeding hundreds of local workers who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus.
— State of the Texans (@SOTTexans) March 27, 2020
— David Nuño (@DavidNunoABC13) March 27, 2020
These are just two of numerous generous deeds — whether big or small — being done by Texas athletes during these trying times.
Now, we as the general public must ensure they are not in vain by practicing all the social distancing and personal cleanliness measures necessary to win this battle.