Jeff Robinson in the locker room before tip-off.
Dec. 22, 2012
CINCINNATI - The Xavier University men's basketball team is wearing special uniforms and shoes today for its game against Wofford College to pay tribute and honor those that perished in last week's tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. The uniforms, produced by Nike, are in the Sandy Hook School's official colors, green and white. The name "Sandy Hook" is across the front of the jersey and the Eagle mascot is on the lower left front of the shorts.
"As a father of first and second grade girls, I have been deeply impacted by the senseless killings in Newtown, Connecticut, just over a week ago," said Xavier head coach Chris Mack. "I cannot possibly imagine how the families are coping with their loss during this Christmas season.
"Today's small gesture is to help support those families that have been directly affected. Our Sandy Hook jerseys are worn today to honor those 20 precious, little children and the six adults who fought to protect them. I ask that you consider bidding on a game-worn jersey or making a donation. All money raised will benefit the Sandy Hook School Support Fund to help the grieving families directly. Thank you for your effort Xavier fans and everyone willing to assist in the effort."
The game worn jerseys and shorts will be auctioned at GoXavier.com through Friday, January 4, 2013. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Please click here to learn more about the fund or to make a donation to the fund.