Sandy Hook Students to Take Part in Super Bowl Telecast USA Today
One month after the killings of 26 students and faculty members of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., 26 students from the school will take part in the festivities surrounding Sunday night’s Super Bowl XLVII, USA Today reports.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed that the group will perform "America the Beautiful" during the pregame show, to be broadcast by CBS, the piece reports.
“The league is flying the students and their families down to New Orleans later this week in advance of the performance, which will be broadcast live on CBS shortly before Alicia Keys performs the National Anthem,” the story reports. “The gesture will cap a season in which the league lent its support to the Newtown community via ‘S.H.E.S.’ stickers on helmets, personal messages on cleats and gloves, moments of silence before games and charitable donations for relief causes, as well other means of emotional support.”