PISCATAWAY, N.J. (November 8, 2012) – Rutgers Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Tim Pernetti announced Thursday more details for several relief plans for people affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Longtime Rutgers Athletics supporter Johnson & Johnson has donated $10,000 to the Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund to kickoff two days of opportunities for RU fans to donate to the relief fund Friday and Saturday.
At Saturday’s football game against Army (12 noon kickoff), the Red Cross will be located throughout High Point Solutions Stadium collecting donations. In addition, fans who wish to donate to the Red Cross Relief Fund can do so via text message by sending the text “REDCROSS” to 90999.
The Red Cross will be accepting cash donations before the Army game in the Yellow, Scarlet, White and Green parking lots and outside the stadium at the north and west gates.
Rutgers Athletics also designed a t-shirt with the state outline of New Jersey and the word “stRong” featured on the t-shirt. Fans can purchase the t-shirt for $15 with ALL proceeds going to the Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund established by First Lady Mary Pat and Governor Chris Christie. Fans can purchase the t-shirts by cash or check made payable to the Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund. Credit card sales are not available for the t-shirts.
Fans can purchase the t-shirt at Saturday’s football game at High Point Solutions Stadium, Friday at the RAC during themen’s basketball game against Saint Peter’s (7:30 p.m.) or at Scarlet Fever in downtown New Brunswick.
At Saturday’s game, fans can purchase a limited supply of the t-shirts outside High Point Solutions Stadium at the north and west gates, at the Block R Party in Athlete’s Glen and inside the stadium during the game by the north gate.
“We have received an overwhelming response for the t-shirts and can’t thank Steve Ostergren at Scarlet Fever enough for his efforts to get the t-shirts produced,” said Pernetti. “While we only have a limited supply this weekend, we will not stop printing and selling them in the coming weeks until every member of RFamily has the chance to purchase one to help support our neighbors in need in the Garden State.”
The Rutgers & Livingston Alumni Associations will also be co-hosting a coat drive at the Army game. Fans are encouraged to donate new or gently used coats in an effort to help our New Jersey neighbors in need during the cold winter months. Collection bins will be located outside of the north, west, and east gates at High Point Solutions Stadium.
In support of Rutgers efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy at the Army game on Saturday, ShopRite & the Community Food Bank of New Jersey will be holding a food drive outside High Point Solutions Stadium. Fans are encouraged to bring canned or non-perishable foods and deposit them at bins set up outside the north, west, and east gates of the stadium. All food collected during the drive will be donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. All fans that donate food at the north gate will receive a ShopRite reusable grocery bag while supplies last.