The University of Connecticut will hold special pre-game ceremonies before the
men’s basketball game on Monday and the women’s basketball game on Wednesday in
honor of the tragic incidents that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in
Newtown last Friday.
Fans are asked to be in their seats for these games by
6:50 p.m. for the ceremonies. The UConn men play Maryland Eastern Shore on
Monday at 7:00 p.m. while the women play Oakland on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Both
games are at the XL Center in Hartford.
The UConn men’s and women’s basketball teams will both
be wearing patches on their games jerseys in recognition of the tragedy. The
patch is a rectangle with a green background, a black outline and the letters
“SH” in white. The school colors of Sandy Hook Elementary School are green and
UConn bench personnel and others associated with the
game will also be wearing special green and white ribbons.