Emmy Winner - College student honors Sandy Hook victims for 26 hockey games

<p>One Newtown community member is keeping the memories of the Sandy Hook victims alive through hockey.</p>

News 12 Staff

Dec 14, 2017, 8:20 PM

Updated 2,355 days ago

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NEWTOWN - One Newtown community member is keeping the memories of the Sandy Hook victims alive through hockey.
Jonathan Lovorn, a college student at the University of Alabama, uses hockey as his platform to honor and remember the 26 people who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School five years ago.
Lovorn, a senior, will honor one Sandy Hook victim and their family at each of his last 26 games of his college career.
One of Lovorn’s games was dedicated to 7-year-old Josephine Gay who had autism and was a victim during the Sandy Hook shooting.
In Gay’s memory, her parents have set up a fund through the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism to help other families raising kids with autism and a non-profit organization, which empowers school communities to become safer.
Lovorn also changed his jersey number to 26 this year, and he says he plans to frame it and give it to the new Sandy Hook Elementary School once the season is over.
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