Press release: ENMU athletics announces progress of “Win for Wallis” campaign

PORTALES, N.M.— Eastern New Mexico University Athletic Director Dr. Jeff Geiser has announced that supporters of the “Win for Wallis” Campaign have combined to pledge $10.03 per point that the Greyhound Football team scores this season. The initiative was designed to raise money for Greyhound defensive coordinator Todd Wallis’ daughter, Lauren, who was born on July 12, 2010, six-weeks premature.

The amount of $10.03 means that for every touchdown and extra point that Eastern scores, $70.21 will go towards an account designated for Lauren Wallis. Sponsors have also pledged $60 dollar per turnover generated by defensive coordinator Todd Wallis’ defense. With 236 points scored and 15 takeaways with four games left, that means that the Hounds production has helped raise $3,267.08 through the initiative.

Taylor Cannon (Jr., K, Los Lunas, N.M./Los Lunas HS) has been the Greyhounds top scorer this season, with 56 points ($561.68), while Tillman Stevens (Sr., DB, Baytown, Texas/Sterling HS) has done his part, tying for the national lead with six interceptions ($360).With four games left, there is still plenty of time to contribute to this worthy cause. The Greyhounds still have two home appearances and two road games to continue to boost support for Lauren and the Wallis family.

All funds will be deposited into the Lauren Willow Wallis account at J.P Stone Community Bank. As a sponsor of little Lauren, you have two options:

• Make a donation by check in advance (Make check payable to Lauren Willow Wallis Fund

ENMU Athletics Announces Progress of “Win for Wallis” Campaign

For more information, please contact Nora Stroik in the ENMU athletic office at (575) 562-2153.