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TLU presents Capt. Wesley Hensley with funds raised from 'Change for the Better'

TLU presents Capt. Wesley Hensley with funds raised from 'Change for the Better'

SEGUIN, Texas – Texas Lutheran's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee presented Seguin Fugitive Apprehension Unit Capt. Wesley Hensley of the Texas Office of the Attorney General with the donations collected during the "Change for the Better" campaign.
 
TLU's "Change for the Better" donations assisted Hensley in his recovery from an on-duty shooting in December of 2018. Hensley was shot nine times. He had surgery on both arms and spent four weeks in the hospital and in a rehabilitation facility.
 
Hensley is a resident of Guadalupe County, where TLU is located. Seguin is the county seat of Guadalupe County.
 
TLU SAAC President Kasey Hairell and TLU Director of Athletics Bill Miller presented Hensley with a check for $588.61.
 
TLU's SAAC was named the winner of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference's 2019 "Change For The Better" campaign. Among the conference's members, TLU raised the most money for a chosen cause. It marked the third time in four years that the TLU SAAC earned top honors.

Approved by the SCAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in 2015, the "Change for the Better" contest allows each member institution to collect as much change as possible from fans, parents and students in support of a chosen charity over the course of one week during the conference basketball season.

All of the league's nine Student-Athlete Advisory Committees participated in this year's effort with a total of $2478.40 raised for various charitable organizations.
 
In the four-year history of the event, league SAACs have made $7,849.48 in charitable contributions via the "Change For the Better" campaign.
 
The results, with the school's chosen charity, are listed below:
 
Texas Lutheran - Wesley Hensley Fund ($588.61)
Schreiner - Doyle School ($516.38)
Johnson & Wales - Special Olympics Colorado ($376.67)
Centenary - Muscular Dystrophy Association ($350.00)
Austin College - Denison Animal Welfare Group ($187.33)
Trinity - Special Olympics Texas ($162.27)
Colorado College - Children's Hospital Colorado ($146.13)
Dallas - Special Olympics ($90.00)
Southwestern - Special Olympics ($61.01)