This site is dedicated to DKR and all the Longhorn master bridge builders that Royal refers to in the poem  in the poem "The Bridge Builder".  All  who have left something behind and who understand  Royals commitment to  giving back found hanging on a wall in the football locker room in the 1960's  that said:



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 none should  be forgotten or left behind. All have 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.  The outcome of Yanaq's  surgery is still pending.

TLSN mission is to fulfill Coach Royal's message in the locker room is one of the most important codes to a quality life.   Donors understand that  "What I gave I kept."   

Billy Dale 





The donate button below is only for tax exempt donations to TLSN. An organization that helps qualifying former Longhorn student athletes, former managers, trainers, and their immediate families.

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 from -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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