Tragedy struck the Miami Hurricanes football team earlier this week when the mother of cornerback Artie Burns died suddenly after suffering a heart attack. The school, using an exemption to a rule from the NCAA, started a GoFundMe account to help raise money for the funeral expenses and to help the family, including Burns’ younger brothers.
As it turns out, fans of the school and those who wanted to do the right thing came out in mass to help contribute to a worthy cause:
UPDATE: You have given more than $40,000 for Artie Burns & Family in about 6 hours. The U Family is truly special. https://t.co/mrVbxOnn4g
— Miami Hurricanes (@MiamiHurricanes) October 28, 2015
The effort was so successfully that the account actually had to be shut down after it reached such a high number:
According to NCAA bylaws, any money exceeding necessary related expenses must be donated to a charitable cause.
Kudos to those who gave to the cause, and kudos to the school for organizing such an effort to help out one of their kids in need.