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Loyola Lacrosse Team Supports Newtown Children

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — For children in Newtown, life will never be the same. But some found support from a college lacrosse team here in Baltimore. Saturday, the team and the children reunited.

Adam May has more.

Young lacrosse players from Newtown practiced with the Loyola Greyhounds. The bond between the team and the kids formed just weeks after the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

“We went up during winter break, put in a clinic for about 100, 120 kids, kinda got to know them and know their families and hopefully put them in a better place,” said Loyola senior Davis Butts.

Newtown parents can’t say enough about the Loyola Greyhounds.

“We’re all trying to figure out how to get through this and to have someone hundreds of miles away support you is a great feeling. It means a lot,” said Newtown parent Jim Wallace.

“It’s an incredible experience. I can’t put into words the character these men had to visit us in a time of need,” said Newtown parent Jeff Tusiot.

The Newtown players cheered for Loyola in a close game against Denver.

Parents hope it’s a memory that replaces the pain of losing friends and family members a few months ago.

“All the folks at Loyola have gone out of their way to make this trip special. The kids will never forget,” Tusiot said.

Loyola lost in overtime.


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