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Pitt and UVA Honored Synagogue Shooting Victims on Friday Night

November 03, 2018 - 1:15 pm

From t-shirts to stickers to lights in the sky, Pitt Panthers and UVA Cavaliers came together to be #PittsburghStrong on Friday night. 

Pitt announced prior to their game against the University of Virginia that they would be wearing special decals on their helmets on Friday night to honor the victims of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Squirrel Hill last Saturday.

But the team also represented what makes #PittsburghStrong in other ways throughout the evening. 

Related: Pitt Football To Wear Special Decal Honoring Synagogue Shooting Victims

From 'Pittsburgh Strong' t-shirts during warm-up, to lighting the sky blue for eleven minutes to represent each of the victims, the team showed the world that Pittsburgh will overcome the hate that was displayed here on October 27th.  

But the Panthers weren't the only one showing their support. The UVA Alumni Association decided that, instead of their usual tradition of passing out gameday buttons, they would pass out stickers that read, 'We Stand with Pittsburgh.' They also had a card at their Alumni tailgate that they had people sign, and will be sending to the Tree of Life synagogue.

As Pitt Football's Twitter said to the UVA Alumni Association, "On behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, thank you for this classy gesture!"


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