Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend Mariss Mowry have relaunched their fundraiser for coronavirus relief efforts after it became the topic of a confusing ordeal between the NCAA and the school.
The new fundraiser is through Community Foundation Northwest Georgia and asks people to donate to either Cartersville-Bartow Community or Upstate South Carolina Communities.
"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 in a statement on the fundraiser website. "We hope others will join us in supporting the many families in need. These are challenging times, and no one should be left behind."
Lawrence and Mowry started a GoFundMe campaign last week to raise money for COVID-19 relief. Mowry revealed in a video on her Instagram account that they raised $2,670 for Meals on Wheels America and No Kid Hungry before the campaign became inactive.
A Clemson official initially told The State that "NCAA rules that prohibit using name, image and likeness for crowdfunding," meaning Lawrence and Mowry could not keep the campaign up. However, The Athletic's Grace Raynor reported the NCAA did not directly ask Clemson to stop Lawrence's campaign, but that the school's compliance department asked him to take it down due to the league's rules.