Devon Gales Fund raises over $400,000
BATON ROUGE - Since setting up a fund for injured Jags football player Devon Gales, university administrators say $400,000 has been generated to go toward getting the player's family set up in Baton Rouge.
The fund was set up by the Southern University System following the player's devastating injury during a game against the Georgia Bulldogs earlier that month. Since his return to Baton Rouge last week, Gales had been undergoing intensive rehab in Atlanta, regaining his ability to walk in the process.
So far, the Gales family has received more than $120,000 in disbursements since the fund was established in October of 2015. Last week, during a touching welcome home ceremony, the university announced that Gales will receive a full-ride scholarships from Southern University that will allow to earn his undergraduate and master's degrees for free. A home is also being built to house the Gales while the young man continues his efforts to make a full recovery.