June 11, 2012
SABIS International's students and faculty raise money for the Kevin Ambrose memorial fund
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - All across the community, people paid their respects to Kevin Ambrose in many different ways.
At the Sabis International Charter School, students and teachers created a sea of blue to show their support of Springfield's fallen officer. Instead of following their usual uniform policy, students and teachers paid one dollar each to wear blue clothing. The money they raise will go toward a memorial fund.
“When we wear blue today, we represent and we respect the fact that he was an officer in our community and it's out way of showing love and appreciation to the city of Springfield,” said eleventh grader Ronald Kenniston.
“We just basically want to do our part and try to bring the community together on such an awful situation,” said student life administrator Jeff Londraville.
“We're there for him and we want to represent all the good things that he did as an officer of Springfield,” said ninth grader Cristian Rivera.
Jeff Londraville told 22news he estimates Sabis School students and faculty raised $1,000 for the memorial fund.