Hoop Band to Promote Scholarship for Boston Marathon Bombing Victim

March 7, 2014

Contact: Ed Blaguszewski 413/545-0444

Krystle Campbell

AMHERST, Mass. – Members of the UMass Amherst Hoop Band will be wearing T-shirts promoting the Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund honoring the former UMass Boston student killed in the Boston Marathon bombing, when the men’s basketball team plays Saint Louis at the Mullins Center on Sunday, March 9. The game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.

The fund was created by UMass Trustee Richard P. Campbell of Cohasset in memory of Krystle M. Campbell, 29, of Arlington. The two are not related.

Approximately 60 members of the UMass Hoop Band attend the home men’s basketball games and they will all be sporting the special T-shirt during the game against Saint Louis. The band is a high-profile visual presence inside the Mullins Center and is frequently featured during television coverage of the game. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Richard Campbell will also be attending the game. He is a UMass Boston alumnus and founding shareholder in Campbell Trial Lawyers of Boston. He is also a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

In addition to serving as a UMass trustee, Campbell is a member of the UMass Building Authority. He was also recently named to the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Legal Education and is the immediate past president of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Campbell is founding chair of the Board of Overseers at Boston College Law School, where he is also an alumnus, and was awarded Boston College Law School’s highest honor, the Founders Medal.