Saturday night the Virginia Tech Hokies took on Boston College in a prime time match up under the lights in Chestnut Hill, MA. That night the Hokies defeated BC 23-10 and wide receiver Sean Savoy had a career night. The true freshman wide receiver out of Washington D.C had 9 receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown. However shortly after the game Sean received some devastating news. His older brother, Omar, had been killed Sunday morning just a few hours after the game back in D.C. Omar was only 25 years old and was the father of two young boys (ages 3 and 1).
Monday morning Sean posted the news to his twitter account ...
"Our hearts go out to Sean and his family on the loss of Omar." Head coach Justin Fuente said in a statement. "Sean is a wonderful young man and I know his teammates and the rest of the Virginia Tech community will be there to support him. We ask that Hokies everywhere keep Sean's family in your prayers during this difficult time as we all extend our deepest condolences to them."
I cannot imagine what Sean and his family are going through in this time of tragedy but I just ask anyone reading this message to keep Sean, along with his family and Omar's 2 young boys in your thoughts and prayers. Additionally a fundraising campaign has been initiated (after clearance from the family and the VT compliance office) with the goal of raising $10,000. The campaign is raising money to secure a facility for the funeral service and also to start an educational fund for Omar's 2 children. If you can spare anything to help this family in these trying times I will post a link to the fund me page below.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Sean and his family. Although Sean arrived after I was a player and now I spend most of my time in the recruiting office his hard work and positive attitude has stuck out ever since he arrived in Blacksburg.
Link to fundraising page: http://bit.ly/2i0vskt