Bowl Win: UConn Sandy Hook Fund Receives $80,000 From Orange Bowl Committee

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The Orange Bowl Committee gave $80,120 to the UConn Sandy Hook Scholarship Fund Monday night, $1 for every fan that attended the BCS National Championship.

Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco and Orange Bowl President O. Ford Gibson presented the gift to UConn Athletic Director Warde Manuel, who accepted it on behalf of the University.

The scholarship fund, which was set up to provide financial aid for Sandy Hook students as well as siblings and dependents of the victims, has received donations from more than 4,000 people since it was established shortly after the tragedy. With this surprise donation, the fund has raised about $800,000.

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