The Texas Legacy Support Network web page is a historical site that is free, educational, and Insightful. TLSN has built a bridge to the past to remind all Longhorns that sports heritage shapes the present and inspires the future. Everyone involved with the UT Athletic department thru the last 120 plus years is instrumental in making the Longhorn brand the most recognized name in NCAA sports history and no one involved should be forgotten or left behind. Most horns that were part of the U.T. Athletic Department deserve an equity stake in our great university and should have a safety net available when necessary. Jackie Campbell, a Longhorn volleyball player from the 80's, is such a person. Her son, Yanaq, was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2017. Jackie needed financial help so she reached out to UT for help ,and UT notified TLSN of her situation. From January 2018- June 2018 TLSN raised $15,000 to help Jackie defray expenses. Her son is recovery and he will be released from medical supervision sometime in August 2018.
None of the bridge building can occur without” giving back.” Royal was passionate about giving back as confirmed by a sign that he hung in the Texas football Locker room in the 60's that said:
"WHAT I GAVE I KEPT. "
"WHAT I KEPT I LOST."
TLSN wants to fulfill Coach Royal's message that hung in the locker room. It is the code for compassion and donors know that "What I gave I kept."
If you want to send a check please make out the check to "TLSN" and send to
CFO- Jim Kay - P.O. Box 983- Burnet, TX - 78611-0983
To Leave Something Behind by Sean Rowe " I can get thru the wall if you give me a door So I can leave something behind."
"Leaving something behind"
The inspiration for the TLSN (Texas Legacy Support Network) mission started informally in 2004 when some Legacy Longhorn student athletes assisted former letter winners who needed temporary financial support. The money donated was used to help one teammate rebuild his home destroyed by fire, another teammate recover from damages caused by a hurricane, and several teammates defray medical expenses not covered by insurance.
In 2015 three Longhorn lettermen -Benny Pace, Jim Kay, and Billy Dale- joined forces to create a tax exempt charitable foundation to enable TLSN to raise funds from tax deductible contributions and to use those funds to provide financial assistance to qualifying former student athletes , trainers, managers, coaches , and their immediate families.
TLSN received notice of its tax exempt 501 (c) (3) status on September 12, 2017.
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