CHOP Champion at the House House
Rutgers Football Head Coach Kyle Flood was honored by the White House this Past Thursday for his work in the Hurricane Sandy Relief.
The ceremony deemed its honorees as “Hurricane Sandy Champions of Change”.
The Category 3 Hurricane Slammed the East Coast this past October. Its top Wind Speed of 115 Miles Per Hour ravaged the Jersey Shore line and brought a total of 285 fatalities.
Amidst the devastation Coach Flood and the Rutgers Athletic Department took it upon themselves to create the Jersey Strong Initiative.
Sporting football helmets and sweatshirts with the logo (a clever map view of the state with the word STRONG going downward as the Rutgers Block R serving as the R in the word), the sporting world watched as Rutgers Football earned its share of their first ever Big East Title.
T-Shirts were pressed with the logo in Scarlet Red and all proceeds were donated to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. Rutgers has helped to raise over $87,000 for the relief from just T-Shirt Sales Alone!
Coach Flood’s involvement with helping to restore the shore goes deeper than money. Although this Saturday’s Rutgers Football Annual Spring Game will ask patrons to donate $5 towards the relief fund, the bigger focus is on the psyche of NJ Natives.
Coach Flood and his team have invited 22 children that were affected by Hurricane Sandy to play in the game.
To further the impact that the game will have on promoting positive vibes for the state, the team will wear jerseys with 90 names of towns across New Jersey that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Each jersey will then be signed by Flood and given to each town later this spring and summer.
This Saturday’s Rutgers Football Spring Game Festivities will be held at High Point Solutions Stadium. Kickoff for the game is slated for 3:00pm, but the celebration will begin at 11:00am.
DJ Yoshi will be spinning today’s top hits while fans will have the opportunity to meet current and former Rutgers Football Greats as well as enjoy an autograph session from today’s NFL Super*Stars. The day will also consist of a Rutgers Legends Flag Football game and the 3rd Annual Eric LeGrand Believe Bowl!
For details log onto ScarletKnights.com