September 11, 2013 at 4:01 PM
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence varsity football team will be wearing purple shoeleaces in tribute to Brooke Healey, the 5-year-old borough resident who passed away on Monday.
The Pioneers will wear the shoelaces during their opening game against Brearley, which begins at 6 p.m. Thursday. The memory of Brooke, who suffered from a rare and inoperable brain tumor, will also be honored at the game with a moment of silence and the release of 12 purple ballooons.
All fans attending the game are encouraged to wear something purple in tribute to Brooke Healey.