Virginia stated On Monday, 28, August, 2023 that it will memorialize Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr., D’Sean Perry, and their families with a special pregame ceremony before their UVA Strong football game against James Madison.
Chandler, Davis, and Perry were shot and killed on a charter bus returning to school after a field trip to Washington, D.C. in November. Two other people were shot and survived, including running back Mike Hollins, who returned to the field against Tennessee last weekend.
UVA Strong’s game The Cavaliers’ first home game since Nov. 12, 2022, a day before the players were assassinated, is on Saturday, 2, 2023. As they enter Scott Stadium, the first 35,000 supporters will be given orange UVA Strong T-shirts. Fans are encouraged to dress in orange.
Tennessee will wear helmet decals to honor the victims of the 2022 University of Virginia shooting during its game against UVa on Saturday.
There will be a moment of silence prior to the game as the Cavaliers play for the first time since the shooting. https://t.co/SEkbnpx4Ha
— Mike Wilson (@ByMikeWilson) August 28, 2023
The UVA Strong logo will be displayed in the north end zone and the names Chandler, Davis, and Perry will be painted on the field’s perimeter.
A memorial tree planting and plaque dedication commemorating Chandler, Davis, and Perry will also take place on their campus on Friday, 1, September, 2023 on the Arts Grounds.
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There will also be a pep rally on Friday, 1, September, 2023 with the entire football team in attendance.
Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., a former University of Virginia student who was on the field trip, has been charged with ten counts, including three counts of second-degree murder, five counts of using a handgun in a first felony offense, and two counts of malicious wounding. Jones’ case will be heard by a grand jury.
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