Pitt basketball team shows support for Tree of Life shooting victims

November 24, 2018

Before its exhibition game Thursday night against Pitt-Johnstown, Pitt’s basketball team will wear warmup jerseys with the Stronger Than Hate logo in honor of the victims and their families of the shootings at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill.

“It’s a signature, a symbol of unity and solidarity and really support and love to the victims and people who suffered through that horrific tragedy that we all have great empathy for,” athletic director Heather Lyke said

“Sometimes the strength of the community together overcomes something like that. The light outshines the darkness. That’s what the shirts will show.”

Pitt’s football team will wear a Pittsburgh Strong logo with the Star of David on the back of their helmets during Friday’s game in Charlottesville, Va., against Virginia.

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