GoFundMe started after mother of Jahmi’us Ramsey loses home in fire

Fundraiser disabled after goal exceeded

GoFundMe started after mother of Jahmi’us Ramsey loses home in fire
(Source: Texas Tech Athletics)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Texas Tech Athletics has shared a GoFundMe page after the mother of a Texas Tech Basketball player lost her home in a fire.

The GoFundMe page says Falisha Bryant, mother of current Texas Tech Men’s Basketball player, Jahmi’us Ramsey, lost most of her possessions after her home burned.

Texas Tech Basketball posted a link to the GoFundMe on social media Wednesday night, saying funds raised through this initiative will go directly to support the value of Ms. Bryant’s losses. The page says excess funds will be donated to a local non-profit organization.

Coach Chris Beard talked about the situation in Thursday’s news conference.

Chris Beard says thank you for helping Jahmi'us Ramsey's Mom

Last night Texas Tech basketball shared a GoFundMe to raise money for Red Raider Jahmi'us Ramsey's Mom, who lost her home to a fire. Today the GoFundMe was taken down as the money goal was met. I asked Coach Beard about it at today's News Conference and he said "Thank You!"

Posted by Pete Christy KCBD on Thursday, February 13, 2020

By Thursday morning the GoFundMe had been disabled because the goal amount was exceeded.

The organizer of the GoFundMe also clarified the fundraiser, while still helping a student-athlete, was in compliance with NCAA rules. Tech Athletics and the NCAA were in communication with each other.

NCAA rules only allow a university to raise an amount equal to the cost of lost items.

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