Nevada, UNLV to Honor Sparks Middle School Victims - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Nevada, UNLV to Honor Sparks Middle School Victims

Posted: Updated:

From the University of Nevada:

Paying tribute to those affected in Monday's tragedy at Sparks Middle School, the Nevada and UNLV football teams will wear "SMS" decals on their helmets at this week's Battle for the Fremont Cannon at Mackay Stadium on Saturday.

Donations will be collected at all Mackay Stadium gates on Saturday for the Sparks Middle School Compassion Fund. Teachers and staff from Depoali Middle School in Reno are volunteering at the game to collect the donations for the fund.

The teams will also observe a moment of silence prior to the game to honor all of the victims, including teacher Michael Landsberry, a 2001 graduate of the University who was killed in the tragedy. One of the injured students, 12-year-old Mason Kamerer, is expected join Gov. Brian Sandoval on the sidelines for the Homecoming game.

"As parents and members of the Northern Nevada community, Laura and I are heartbroken following the tragedy that took place earlier this week at Sparks Middle School," Nevada coach Brian Polian said. "The thoughts and prayers of our entire organization continue to be with all of those that were affected.  As a small show of support, our team will be proud to display the SMS decal on our helmets this weekend as we play our rival, UNLV.  I hope that this gesture might in some small way show the Sparks community that we are with them in their time of need."

The SMS Compassion Fund will provide support for and to the victims, students, staff, families and Sparks Middle School in wake of the tragedy. Disbursements will be advised by representatives of the Washoe County School District and the City of Sparks under the oversight of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, to assure the funds are distributed to meet the needs of the school community as they are identified. For more information on the SMS Compassion Fund or to donate online, please visit www.NevadaFund.org.

From the University of Nevada

  • Today's Top StoriesMore>>

  • Standoff on Valley Road

    Standoff on Valley Road

    Reno Police say a standoff closed a portion of Valley Road late Saturday evening after a man barricaded himself inside a home.According to officers, police were called to an apartment in the 1700 block of Valley Road at around 8 p.m. on reports of a dispute. When they arrived a man barricaded himself inside the apartment and refused to leave. Police say it became apparent that the man was armed, and police surrounded the home, closing off a portion of Valley Road and asking other residents of...More >>
    Reno Police say a standoff closed a portion of Valley Road late Saturday evening after a man barricaded himself inside a home.According to officers, police were called to an apartment in the 1700 block of Valley Road at around 8 p.m. on reports of a dispute. When they arrived a man barricaded himself inside the apartment and refused to leave. Police say it became apparent that the man was armed, and police surrounded the home, closing off a portion of Valley Road and asking other residents of...More >>
  • Easter Weekend Celebrations

    Easter Weekend Celebrations

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:33:40 GMT
    The Boys and Girls Club held an Easter egg hunt Saturday in Sun Valley. More >>
    The Boys and Girls Club held an Easter egg hunt Saturday in Sun Valley. More >>
  • Confirmed Death Toll Climbs to 46; About 270 Missing in Ferry Crash

    Confirmed Death Toll Climbs to 46; About 270 Missing in Ferry Crash

    The number of confirmed dead in the South Korean ferry disaster has risen to 46, with some 270 still missing.More >>
    The number of confirmed dead in the South Korean ferry disaster has risen to 46, with some 270 still missing.More >>
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Standoff on Valley Road

    Standoff on Valley Road

    Reno Police say a standoff closed a portion of Valley Road late Saturday evening after a man barricaded himself inside a home.According to officers, police were called to an apartment in the 1700 block of Valley Road at around 8 p.m. on reports of a dispute. When they arrived a man barricaded himself inside the apartment and refused to leave. Police say it became apparent that the man was armed, and police surrounded the home, closing off a portion of Valley Road and asking other residents of...More >>
    Reno Police say a standoff closed a portion of Valley Road late Saturday evening after a man barricaded himself inside a home.According to officers, police were called to an apartment in the 1700 block of Valley Road at around 8 p.m. on reports of a dispute. When they arrived a man barricaded himself inside the apartment and refused to leave. Police say it became apparent that the man was armed, and police surrounded the home, closing off a portion of Valley Road and asking other residents of...More >>
  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    Saturday, April 19 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-04-19 20:02:08 GMT
    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.More >>
    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.More >>
  • Easter Egg Hunts, Church Services This Weekend

    Easter Egg Hunts, Church Services This Weekend

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:12:17 GMT
    Lots of area events are scheduled for this Easter holiday weekend. Here is a list that will be updated frequently.More >>
    Lots of area events are scheduled for this Easter holiday weekend. Here is a list that will be updated frequently.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.