On Friday, Oct. 25, several thousand fans packed Halton arena as the Charlotte 49ers hosted the Georgia Bulldogs in a benefit exhibition basketball game. Proceeds from the game went to the April 30th Remembrance Fund, managed by the UNC Charlotte Foundation. The fund was created to support memorial efforts in response to the shooting on campus that took the lives of two students and injured four others.
To mark the event’s significance, the first 2,000 fans received “We Are All Niners” T-shirts. During the game, attendees heard from members of the Niner Nation Remembrance Commission, charged with thoughtfully and compassionately leading a comprehensive process to determine how to best memorialize the victims and remember the tragedy that occurred on April 30, a day that will forever be part of UNC Charlotte’s history.
As part of the remembrance efforts, the University announced “United: A Remembrance Concert” scheduled for 7:30 p.m., April 30, 2020, at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. UNC Charlotte faculty member Lynn Connor is organizing the concert, which will feature live music from the Charlotte Symphony, as well as special performances from UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff and alumni.
CBS correspondent Don Dahler ’91, will serve as master of ceremonies. Concert proceeds will benefit the April 30th Remembrance Fund, and ticket registration will begin in January.