ROXBURY, NJ - "Roxbury Strong" T-shirts - designed by Dezine Line, Inc., of Ledgewood, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor - are being sold by a number of Roxbury sports teams to raise money in honor of Maya Guberman.
Guberman was a 13-year-old, 8th Grade student at Eisenhower Middle School who died at home on Feb. 13. She was mourned and her family was supported at a service that took place Feb. 16
Separately, a GoFundMe site on behalf of her family has raised more than $50,000 for the Gubermans.
The shirts are being sold for $10 each at team practices and events. They can also be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and with order forms that are being distributed to Roxbury schools.
"This has grown to involve the whole Roxbury community," wrote Dezine Line owner Steve Mattero on his store's Facebook page. "Great to see the outpouring of love and concern for such a tragedy."
The T-shirt fundraiser drive was started by those involved in lacrosse, said Roxbury Gaels Lacrosse Club President Michael Maloy. He noted that Maya Guberman's older brother, Josh, was a lacrosse player.
"Lacrosse started it and it kind of took off like crazy, which is great," Maloy said. He noted that football, cheer, baseball and wrestling are among the other sports now participating.
"We want it to be from the whole Roxbury community," said Maloy. "The idea of Roxbury Strong shows that we're a tight-knit town. We always act and come together when there is a tragedy ... It's also to teach and impress upon the kids in town that we need to be Roxbury Strong all the time."