Huskies Visiting Newtown

by Categorized: Kevin Ollie, UConn men's basketball

The UConn men’s basketball team is visiting Newtown this afternoon (Thursday), to meet and spend some time with children there.

Don’t have a lot of details on the plans. Newtown officials asked that media stay away, and things be kept private, which we are respecting. But if and when we do get more info, we will let you know. It sounds like something informal, just the coaches and players being there, in a time and place where they can help.

As Kevin Ollie said last week, he just wants to go “and put smiles on as many faces” as the Huskies can.

We will next be able to interview coaches and players after practice in Storrs on Friday.


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5 thoughts on “Huskies Visiting Newtown

  1. Hip Hop Hood

    What makes KO think that he and the team are so special that the Newtown residents care that they visit? This is just another media nightmare for the town and one they can do without. The grandstanding KO is doing to beg for a contract is pathetic. Leave Newton alone and let them heal. They don’t need a bunch of gangbangers in UCONN sweats visiting.


    Hey “HHH”, stop being a coward and go by a more accurate description of what is in your heart and mind—KKK.

  3. Joobie

    Hey HHH…did it occur to you that this trip might just be important to our PLAYERS? They were affected by the Newtown tragedy as we all were. They wanted to do something to show the community their support & because they are basketball players, put on a basketball clinic. I LOVE the fact that this team & these kids have a culture of giving back. It was KO’s 40th birthday yesterday & he spent it trying to bring joy to a town devestated by tragedy. Not sure how anyone can hate that effort!

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