Dear Horns,

 the tlsn mission

Two years ago, Jim Kay, Benny Pace, and Billy Dale formed an organization to offer temporary financial help to qualifying former student athletes, trainers, managers, trainers , coaches, and their immediate families.   TLSN is both NCAA and UT compliant and a a 501(c)(3) organization (“TLSN”). 

TLSN’s ultimate goal is to have funds available for grants (in the form of qualifying expense reimbursements) available to qualifying applicants without having to seek contributions from donors every time assistance is needed.  That is not the present situation.

The following process is followed by TLSN in connection with grants to qualifying applicants: 

  •  The applicant applies to TLSN for financial support.

  • The Board of Directors of TLSN determine if the applicant qualifies for a grant from TLSN based on the information submitted to TLSN.

  • If the application is consistent with TLSN’s charitable purpose, the approved applicant must then complete a form furnished by the U.T. Compliance Department.

  • If the applicant’s request is approved by the U.T. Compliance Department, then the applicant begins submitting receipts to TLSN for reimbursement.

  • The applicant will only be reimbursed based on receipts for items listed on the compliance form.

  • TLSN will reimburse the applicant for qualifying receipts to the extent it has funds to do so and at its sole discretion.


Tyres Dickson is the type of former student athlete that TLSN seeks to help consistent with TLSN’s charitable purposes. Tyres  is a former football  player from the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Tyres condition has placed tremendous pressure on him financially.    Both the Board of Directors of TLSN and the U.T. Compliance Department have approved Tyres  request for financial assistance.

 TLSN will provide temporary financial support to Tyres  until September of 2019 in accordance with the mission and charitable purposes of TLSN.

 We greatly appreciate your consideration and support of TLSN and its mission.


Billy Dale