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On Monday, September 26, the Canisius Athletic Department announced it will be selling “Choose Love” t-shirts with the Canisius Golden Griffin logo to help raise funds for the Lt. Aaron Salter Memorial Scholarship Fund.

All net proceeds from the sale of these t-shirts will go directly to the Lt. Aaron Salter Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will be awarded to a graduating high school senior from a Buffalo Public or charter school “whose work ethic and civic passion echo Salter’s and is mechanically inclined and interested in improving upon existing technology in such a way that will make life easier for future generations.”

Shirts can be purchased online through, or by CLICKING HERE. The cost is $18.

Aaron Salter Jr. was the security guard working at the Tops Markets on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo on May 14, when a gunman entered the store and killed 10 people. Salter fired multiple times at the shooter before being shot and killed himself.

In May, Canisius College honored his life and memory during undergraduate commencement ceremonies, when it posthumously conferred a bachelor of arts degree upon Salter. Salter’s son, Aaron Salter III, accepted the Canisius diploma from the College. His father needed only three credit hours – or one class – to complete his degree.

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, associate athletic director, Communications, Athletics