Rutgers was among the sports world's leaders in responding to the victims of Hurricane Sandy this past fall, and it is taking its efforts a step further this spring, more than five months after the devastating storm tore through much of New Jersey and the rest of the tri-state area.
Athletic director Tim Pernetti and coach Kyle Flood announced plans Monday to benefit the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund during the April 27 Scarlet-White spring game, with the players wearing jerseys representing 90 names of New Jersey towns that were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) March 25, 2013
Fans in attendance at High Points Solutions Stadium will be given the option to donate $5 to the fund upon entry, and the team will wear special helmets with the R Strong logo.
The Scarlet Knights sold more than $61,000 worth of R Strong T-shirts since this past fall. Scarlet Fever in downtown New Brunswick, N.J., also partnered with the athletic department to sell nearly $87,000, with all proceeds going to the fund as well.
Rutgers athletes collected more than $10,000 for the Jersey Shore chapter of the American Red Cross during November's Army game as well.