Notre Dame Relief Collection Brings In More Than $270,000
Some 300 student volunteers, along with Notre Dame Stadium personnel, collected $270,981.41 during the Michigan State game.

Sept. 25, 2001

NOTRE DAME, IND. — A collection during the University ofNotre Dame’s home football game Saturday (Sept. 22) against Michigan State raised more than $270,000 for the relief of the families of New York City police and firefighters killed in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States.

Some 300 student volunteers, along with Notre Dame Stadium personnel, collected $270,981.41 during the game, lifting the total collected in the University’s fundraising drive to more than $350,000.

“The amazing sense of community fostered at Saturday’s game culminated in the collection for the New York City firefighters and police officers fund,” said Notre Dame student body president Brooke Norton. “I am grateful to the student organizers of the event, Jonathan Jorissen, Bob LeBlanc, John Canon, Jesse Flores and Brian Moscona, and to the students who offered to help in the collection. I also would like to express my appreciation to Brian Coughlin, student activities director, and Nancy Majerek, cash manager of financial services and accounting, for their efforts.”

In addition to the money raised during Saturday’s game, the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore will contribute some $60,000 from the sale of a specially designed patriotic T-shirt, which features an image of the flag of the United States within an interlocking “ND” on the front, and on the back, a flag with the words “God Bless America, Stand Beside Her And Guide Her.”

All campus Mass collections through the football weekend also will be devoted to the fund.

Notre Dame’s fundraising effort is continuing, and contributions may be sent to the University of Notre Dame, 830 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556-5612. Checks should be made payable to the University of Notre Dame.