CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Memorial Stadium joined a host of stadiums and arenas across the country Thursday night in lighting up blue in honor of healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
You could see it here in a picture tweeted by Lovie Smith.
Tonight we #LightItBlue in support of the real MVPs... the healthcare and essential workers fighting on the frontlines. #ILLINI pic.twitter.com/UfFhFp0XTe— Lovie Smith (@LovieSmith) April 10, 2020
Tonight, we #LightItBlue, in support of the healthcare and essential workers on the frontlines. Thank you for all you doPosted by Fighting Illini Athletics on Thursday, April 9, 2020
Let’s take a moment to appreciate all of our #FirstResponders and #HealthCareWorkers across the country . They leave the safety of their homes to ensure the rest of us are taken care of.— Brad Underwood (@CoachUnderwood) April 9, 2020
We cannot say THANK YOU enough. Please keep all of them in your thoughts & prayers!
Illinois wasn’t alone tonight.
Camp Randall up in Madison also was lit up blue.
LIGHT IT UP BLUE— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) April 9, 2020
Tonight, we're proud to take part in the global #LightItUpBlue movement & illuminate Camp Randall in support of those on the frontlines against COVID-19 pandemic
Thank you to healthcare & essential staff workers around the !
We're in this together pic.twitter.com/Hw4G2JWkC7
The coronavirus has killed more than 16,000 people across the U.S. and infected more than 400,000.