The tragedy that occurred at Sandy Hooky Elementary school last week happened only 20 miles away from the home of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Today, the Sound Tigers announced that they will be going above and beyond to show support for the victims and their families. Starting on December 20th, the team will wear the names of the 20 children killed on the backs of their jerseys, replacing their normal nameplates:
In place of each player’s last name, every jersey worn at home beginning on Saturday, Dec. 22 when the Sound Tigers take on the Adirondack Phantoms, will have the name of one of the 20 students whose life was lost on Dec. 14 in Newtown, CT. The names of the six adult victims will appear on the center hung digital scoreboard throughout the entire game.
This will all lead up to a special game on January 20th:
The team will wear these special black jerseys for the seven home games leading up to their match-up on Sunday, Jan. 20, against the Springfield Falcons. During that game, the Sound Tigers will honor the Newtown community, as members or representatives from each family will be invited to take home their jerseys off the players’ backs at the conclusion of the contest. The 3 p.m. game against Springfield will also feature special promotions, auctions and other fundraisers to support Sandy Hook Elementary School.