LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Texas Tech Athletics is teaming up with a non-profit organization to raise funds for the installation of a Lubbock Dream Court in memory of former Red Raider, Andre Emmett.
Emmett was murdered in Dallas on Sept. 23.
Tech Athletics and Nancy Lieberman Charities are working together to raise money for the court, with the goal of $250,000.
They’re also selling replica shirts to raise money. Here are the details from Texas Tech Athletics:
Texas Tech Athletics is selling replica shirts in honor of men’s basketball Ring of Honor and Hall of Fame member Andre Emmett. The shirts went on sale during the Texas Tech vs. Texas game, Saturday, Feb. 29. The men’s basketball team also wore a warm-up shirt to honor Emmett, the design derived from uniforms worn during Emmett’s playing days.
For fans wishing to honor Emmett, replica shirts will be offered through several Red Raider retailers with a goal in mind - to generate $25k needed to contribute to the Nancy Lieberman Charities for the installation of a Lubbock Dream Court in Emmett’s name. Texas Tech Athletics has waived all royalties on this shirt, with those funds flowing directly to the Dream Court initiative. Additionally, Gear for Sports and participating retailers including The Matador, Red Raider Outfitter, Cardinal’s, Hibbetts, and Fanatics are contributing $10 from the sale of each shirt to the fund. Should the $25k not be realized via the sales proceeds, Texas Tech Athletics will contribute the difference.
Fans wishing to contribute to the Lubbock Dream Court can do so online at caringcent.com/andredreamcourt or by calling (806) 742-1196.
Learn more about Emmett’s stats here: Texas Tech to Raise Funds to Honor the Memory of Andre Emmett