Memorial ceremony for fallen UVA players to be held Sept. 8 at 3pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The University of Virginia is holding on to the memories of the three football players lost in year’s shooting.
UVA will host a tree-planting ceremony Friday, September 8, at 3pm to remember Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr., and D’Sean Perry.
“You know, they’re still part of us in this community,” Emmanuel Kinscoft said.
“These three players left a huge impact on UVA, and so it’s super important that we do as much as we can to keep their name out there so that new UVA students can know about them and kind of carry on their legacy,” Avery Dougald said.
“All three of the victims were well known and loved around crowds, and I’m glad that the university is doing this,” Bethany Bazemore said.
The planting will take place on Culbreth Road, between Ruffin Hall and the Drama Education Building.
The ceremony and dedication will be livestreamed at www.virginia.edu/live.
The Cavaliers will also be honoring them during its UVA Strong game against James Madison University Satuday, Sept. 9.
Fans are encouraged to wear orange to the game.
A special ceremony for the players and their families will be held around 11:30 a.m.
The first 35,000 fans in attendance will get orange UVA Strong T-shirts.
The Cavaliers and Dukes kick off at noon.
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