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Clyde The Mountain Lion
Dec 9, 2015

#UCCSSTRONG Memorial Bracelets

Dec 9, 2015 by Clyde The Mountain Lion

REMINDER: #UCCSSTRONG memorial bracelets are on sale on campus. Over 1,000 bracelets have already been sold!!!

The donation price is $5.00 each and all proceeds will go to the Officer Garrett Swasey Scholarship Endowment. You can pay cash, credit or debit at the UCCS Bookstore, Copy Center, University Center Front Desk, Cafe ’65 or Clyde’s. You can pay by credit or debit at campus coffee shops. You may also purchase a memorial bracelet by check only payable to the University of Colorado at the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, Main Hall Room 412. Special thanks to students Jayne Simpson and Emily Kendall who have been organizing support for this project.

Memorial wristband bracelets have become a visible way to honor the ideals and memories of a person we have lost from our community. Students have selected the phrase, “#UCCSSTRONG” to be printed in blue on a black silicone wristband bracelet. The “thin blue line” symbolizes the relationship of law enforcement in the community as the protectors of civilians from criminal elements. The black represents mourning, the loss of Officer Garrett Swasey and all police and peace officers who die serving their community.

The hashtag, “UCCSSTRONG” was selected to represent the coming together and resiliency of our UCCS community. Strength includes being able to withstand great adversity or pressure, showing determination, and possessing skills and qualities that create a likelihood of success. Officer Garrett Swayse lived these ideals and demonstrated extraordinary courage. Being “UCCSSTRONG” is making a commitment to these principles and supporting our community in this time of need.