Tonight, before the Buffalo Bulls UB Men’s Basketball team began their game against the Ohio Bobcats, they honored Damar Hamlin, the beloved Buffalo Bills safety.

Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest on the field yesterday in the first quarter of the Bills’ game versus the Cincinnati Bengals. The Buffalo community immediately jumped into action to show their support, including our local college teams.

Aside from UB Men’s Basketball’s support, the Buffalo Sabres donned “Love for 3” shirts before they took the ice to play against the Washington Capitals. According to a tweet by Buffalo News Sabres reporter Lance Lysowski, there was also a moment of silence in support of Hamlin tonight, too, as a photo of Hamlin smiling lit up the arena on the jumbotrons.  

Fans are showing their support by donating to a toy drive that Hamlin started for his Chasing M’s Foundation. According to the GoFundMe page set up for the fundraiser, Chasing M’s Foundation supports kids through toy drives, back-to-school drives, and kids’ camps. Out of a goal of $2,500, donors nationwide have raised $5.4 million, and counting. People are also lighting up their homes in blue and red for Hamlin. According to a Hope Rises post, one home displays a light show of Zubaz print, “Pray for Damar,” and the Buffalo Bills logo. Various buildings in downtown Buffalo and Rochester are shining red and blue, as well.

We all continue to keep Hamlin in our thoughts.

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