Updated: Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012, 10:56 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012, 10:56 PM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- Whether it's on the court or the field, all different sports teams are coming together to remember the Sandy Hook victims. Tonight, the UConn women's basketball team is continuing the remembrance.
They stood in silence as 26 candles were brought to center court. UConn women basketball players stood side by side, wearing green and white patches for Sandy Hook victims.
"I think it brings the community together. I feel like everybody feels they need to do something," Linda Barker of Glastonbury said.
"I'm very touched. It's a very emotional thing it affects us all, the whole world," Mike Danaher of West Hartford said.
On Monday, the UConn men also had a moment of silence, a tearful candle light vigil to remember the little ones who will never play basketball or any sport ever again.
Oh, absolutely powerful. I think not only sports organizations but every organization in the world should be doing it," Michele Katz of Hartford said.
The Providence College basketball team wore special green jerseys, Sandy Hooks colors and instead of the names on the jerseys, Sandy Hook was above each number.
26 seats were blocked off in the stands, marked with flowers, to acknowledge the hole left by the gunman.
"This morning I saw a news cast where the Providence College last night played basketball and they had green uniforms on that said Sandy Hook on the back. I dunno, my heart and soul are with those families and yes, it's a message, somethings got to be done. Enough is enough," Jane Brown of Hartford said.
New York Football Giant Victor Cruz was in Newtown yesterday. He met with family members of little Jack Pinto. He was a huge fan of Cruz, so Cruz wore the kids name on his cleats for Sunday's game.
"The older brother, he was still pretty emotional so I gave the cleats and stuff to him and then I proceeded to sign stuff for all the kids and go inside and just spend some quality time with them," Cruz said.