NFL Helps Build Playgrounds To Honor Sandy Hook Victims

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Avielle Richman, an adventurous girl and loving daughter, was murdered on Dec. 14, 2012 when Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., killing 26 people, 20 of them children.

Following the tragedy, along with Hurricane Sandy that devastated the Eastern shoreline, New Jersey firefighter Bill Lavin had an idea that the NFL embraced.

He wanted to build 26 playgrounds along the coast of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and name each one in honor of the children and teachers killed in Newtown.

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