Some good news emanating from Rutgers athletics this week: the university announced via its website that 22 children impacted by the devastating superstorm Sandy will play in the April 27 Rutgers spring game.
Rutgers is choosing the two teams for this special flag football game via a Facebook essay contest. Flag football bookends the Rutgers spring game; in addition to the Sandy game, Scarlet Knight alumni open the day’s festivities with the Believe Bowl in honor of Eric LeGrand, for spinal injury and rehabilitation awareness.
The Rutgers athletic department took an immediate and active approach to Sandy relief in November. T-shirts were sold at Scarlet Knight football games, with all proceeds going to the New Jersey Relief Fund.
Sandy’s wide-ranging devastation impacted the Rutgers football program last autumn. Some Scarlet Knights were from areas hit the hardest.