Remebering Sandy Hook: Soccer Auction

quinnAuction link here.

Soon after the tragedy in Newtown, Dave Clarke, the head coach of the Qunnipiac University Women’s soccer reached out to discuss some of the initiatives the school was working on in the aftermath of the terror at Sandy Hook Elementary.  One of these was the extremely powerful Soccer Night in Newtown.

Coach Clarke has again reached out to discuss a fantastic soccer themed fund raiser.

Starting on March 14, 2013, Quinnipiac Soccer will be auctioning off #26 shirts donated by soccer teams from around the world to raise money for a scholarship fund in memory of Rachel Marie D’Avino. Rachel was one of the 26 victims of the tragic shooting. Rachel’s cousin, Lauren Carmody-Grenier was team captain in 2002 while the 2011 captain, Kyla Miles attended Sandy Hook and knew many of the victims.

The proceeds of the auction will be used to establish a scholarship fund in memory of the 20 students and six teachers who died at Sandy Hook and will be dedicated in honor of Rachel.  Bidding will open in March 14, but for now, you can peruse some of the available items here.

I want to take this opportunity to commend those involved in this event for their good acts and offer my hope that the night brings some joy to those in that community.  The business of soccer includes the charitable good works of its teams and players, and these events are a shining example of good that athletes and professional sports can provide in the community.