Thanks for visiting my personal fundraising page for Dallas BvB! I'm super excited for my rookie season and look forward to the challenge of fundraising and participating in this year's game.
I'm playing this year in honor of Coach Darrell K Royal, legendary University of Texas football coach, who passed away in November of 2012. Coach Royal was on the board of the Terry Foundation, the organization that awarded me with a full academic scholarship to UT Austin. During my interview, full of nerves, Coach Royal asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I answered honestly and said, "Well, Coach Royal, I wanted to play in the NFL for the St. Louis Cardinals or the Dallas Cowboys, but that didn't quite work out, so here I am." Coach laughed and the rest of the interview went smoothly. When I learned of his passing this year, I broke down in tears. Although I barely knew him, I give him a lot of the credit for the zero debt I had when I graduated.
I hope that you can give whatever you can to this cause. As a player, I am required to raise a minimum of $1000, but our overall goal is $350,000 for this season and I hope to contribute at least 1% of that. If you donate a minimum of $25 you can come watch me make a fool of myself on the field and celebrate afterward at the official post-game party sponsored by Bud Light. If you can't make it? Please consider whatever you can give...skip the Starbucks this week and donate $5.
Thanks in advance and see you on the field! #BLONDOMINATE