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Rutgers will play 22 children affected by Hurricane Sandy in spring game

Nebraska used its spring game as an opportunity to brighten the day of seven-year-old Jack Hoffman. Rutgers will do the same for 22 young boys and girls in a couple of weeks.

The university announced today that it will select 22 children from sixth through eighth grade affected by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy to play the final five minutes of the Scarlet Knights’ spring game on April 27.

The children are asked to submit a short essay or photos. Those chosen will spend the second half of the game on the sideline with their respective teams before participating in the game. What’s more is that the outcome of the five-minute scrimmage will impact the final score.

Rutgers is already doing its part to help relief efforts for those affected by the storm, but this is a wonderful way to reach out further. Well done, Rutgers.