PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - The Providence College Friars paid tribute to the victims of Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut by going green Tuesday.
Instead of their normal black and white uniforms, PC coach Ed Cooley ordered special green and white uniforms, with the words "Sandy Hook" on the back of each jersey.
Green and white are the colors of Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 first-graders and six adults were murdered by a lone gunman last week.
Cooley used to coach at Fairfield University, which is in the same county as Newtown, Connecticut.
He says he wanted to get the uniforms to Providence in time for Tuesday's game.
"I wanted to do something to honor those victims," said coach Cooley. "It made me feel really, really special that that was able to happen."
Cooley plans on sending the special jerseys to the families of the victims.
Providence won the game over visiting Colgate, 79-45.