The Millersville lacrosse team is selling crimson and gold wristbands in honor of Kristie Quigley, the late Seton Hill women's lacrosse coach who died in a tragic bus crash near Carlisle on March 16.
The money raised will be donated to a scholarship fund for Quigley's young son Gavin, according to Millersville's athletics department.
Quigley, 30, is also survived by her husband. She was pregnant at the time of her death, as well.
The wristbands cost $8 and are embroidered with the slogan “onelaxfamily” and initials “KQ."
The wristbands can be purchased at the website http://www.millersvillelacrossecamps.com/seton-hill-onelaxfamily.cfm. Donations to Gavin's scholarship fund are also being accepted at www.gofundme.com/2bt9g4#description.
Here's more information, courtesy of the Millersville athletics department:
The wristbands are designed with Seton Hill's school colors and are available for anyone to purchase. The slogan of “onelaxfamily” quickly started trending on Twitter when the outpouring of support began early Saturday following the accident. It represents the close-knit community of a sport that is the fastest growing in the United States.
All 12 teams in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) will wear the wristbands for the remainder of the 2013 season.
"Immediately after learning the tragic details of the events that took place Millersville Lacrosse and the University as a whole felt it was necessary to aid the Seton Hill family during this tough time," said Millersville head coach Mia Hall. "Knowing we were stuck in a helpless situation the best thing that we could do was to spread the word for prayers and support for the entire Seton Hill family. Kristie's passing hits so close to home for all of us and my heart aches for her unborn son, Jackson, husband, and their son Gavin."
Family friend Liz Goff established a web site to raise money for Gavin's scholarship fund. Through Tuesday morning, the group site had already raised more than $23,000. The sale of the wristbands will continue to support the effort and serve as a reminder of the Seton Hill team and those involved in the accident.
"As a lacrosse community we are bound to one another and share that common bond of the game," said Hall. "In times of triumph and tragedy and everything in between we view our close-knit society as a family. As players we view our coach as a parent while we are away from home, and as a coach we view our players as one of our own. We commonly refer to our teams as a family. In this horrible time our lacrosse community needs to be closer than ever and share the message of "onelaxfamily" and support the Quigley family and Seton Hill Lacrosse."