DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Southern Methodist University starting quarterback Shane Buechele is extremely proud of his Dallas/Fort Worth roots.
He decided to work with his girlfriend, Paige Vasquez, in starting a GoFundMe page dedicated to raising money for Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson’s disaster relief fund.READ MORE: 'Nothing Like A Wild Shootout At 3AM': Old East Dallas Residents Upset After Shooting At Short-Term Rental
The goal was $50,000, and they hit that mark and then some.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 1 Detained After Shooting At Tennessee High School, Officer Recovering From Gunshot Wound
The couple presented the donation to Mayor Johnson, who said it shows leadership and that future generations are ready to step up.MORE NEWS: Severe Weather Possible As Cold Front Moves Through North Texas
Buechele said he realizes younger people, at times, haven’t taken the COVID-19 outbreak seriously. So, he’s out to set a powerful example for others to follow.