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Orange Bowl Committee donates to UConn’s Sandy Hook Fund

Published January 08. 2013 4:00AM

UConn's Sandy Hook School Memorial Scholarship Fund, which honors those who died in the tragic shooting in Newtown, has received a gift of $80,120 from the host of the 2013 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship Game.

The donation from the Orange Bowl Committee represents $1 for every fan in attendance at Monday night's BCS National Championship Game, where UConn athletic director Warde Manuel received the check on UConn's behalf at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

The surprise donation was presented by Orange Bowl President O. Ford Gibson and Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco. Donations and pledges totaling more than $720,000 had been made to the fund before Monday's announcement, with more coming in each day. The Orange Bowl Committee's gift brings the Sandy Hook scholarship fund to about $800,000.

- Day Staff Reports

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