Jan 10, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT
A number of the CAA basketball programs, as well as other athletic programs, paid tribute to the tragedy that happened in Newtown, Conn. Sandy Hook Elementary School and its community was effected on December 14, 2012 and many of the CAA student-athletes and staffs wanted to share their thoughts and concerns that many around the globe were sharing towards the Connecticut community.
On Sunday, January 6, the Drexel women’s basketball team wore green warm-up shirts with “Sandy Hook” on the backs to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy. The team wanted to let the Newtown community know that support reaches out further than the local Connecticut town. The Dragons also gathered for a photo and made a card to send to the students and teachers of Sandy Hook during the conference opener against Towson on January 6th.
A number of CAA teams participated in a moment of silence during a home contest shortly following the tragedy, including Delaware men’s and women’s programs, UNCW and Towson men’s teams, and Northeastern’s men’s team while 2,200 Boston school kids were in attendance for Boston School Day on Dec. 18th.
Check out the half-time interview with Drexel’s senior Hollie Mershon, which aired on Comcast SportsNet on Tuesday, Jan. 8th during the Drexel men’s contest against Northeastern to hear about how Hollie, an elementary education major, came up with the idea of honoring the students and teachers of Sandy Hook.
Check out the photo gallery of the photos from Drexel’s women’s game on January 6th against Towson in the conference opener.
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