The University of Louisiana-Lafayette’s football team has announced a touching tribute for the upcoming season. During their 2015 campaign, the Ragin’ Cajuns will be wearing “Lafayette Strong” decals on their helmets in honor of the victims of a movie theater shooting in July.
Eleven people were shot during the attack, with three deaths.
The tribute on ULL’s helmets will show the strength and togetherness that was displayed by the community after the tragedy.
“I couldn’t be more proud of this community, I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this community, because of the way this community has rallied in the last few weeks since the horrible tragedy,” ULL Coach Mark Hudspeth told the Lafayette Advertiser.
“The community support and what I saw at Cajun Field, and now what I see driving home every day, with all the Lafayette Strong signs out in the community — it’s unbelievable.”
Louisiana-Lafayette will debut the decals when they take the field for the season opener against the Kentucky Wildcats on Sept. 5.
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