ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - Becky Kowalski wiped tears from her eyes as the crowd at Winthrop stood and cheered to honor and remember her 7-year-old son, Chase, who died in the Newtown, Conn., massacre in December 2012.
Kowalski, husband Stephen and seventh-grade daughter Brittany attended the Eagles' game Saturday. The family came down to visit with Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey, who less than a week after the mass shooting that took the lives of 20 children and six adults challenged leaders from the White House to the classroom that ''everybody needs to step up. This has to be a time for change.''
Family friends showed the Kowalskis Kelsey's comments at Ohio State and they soon reached out to the Winthrop coach.
The family and Kelsey hadn't met in person before this weekend.

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