The Syracuse Chiefs are offering help to the Virginia Tech community, to ease some of the pain caused by the mass shooting on campus earlier this month.
Unlike the Syracuse Crunch’s offer of a Syracuse visit to Britney Spears after she went a little crazy and shaved her head, this is not a cheap publicity stunt, but a heartfelt effort to be of assistance. We know this, because the effort is being driven by a Tech alum on the baseball team.
The Syracuse Chiefs players and coaches will wear Virginia Tech hats for their game on Saturday, April 28 versus the Louisville Bats at Alliance Bank Stadium. The hats will be autographed and an auction will begin immediately and run through Sunday, May 6.
Chiefs first baseman Kevin Barker, who is an alumnus of Virginia Tech, will wear a Hokies uniform jersey that will also be auctioned off. The jersey will display number 32, honoring the thirty-two victims of the shootings. “I am fortunate to be in a position to help raise funds and awareness for the families of the victims of this tragedy,” said Barker. “Our Virginia Tech family has grown much larger, in recent weeks, through the help and support of people all over the country.”
Proceeds from the Chiefs’ fundraiser will go to the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund. Click on the link to contribute directly. You can bid on the auctioned hats and jersey by going to the souvenir shop at Alliance Bank Stadium, or by calling the Chiefs’ office at (315) 474-7833.