Rutgers game to benefit Sandy Relief Fund

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.

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.