Originally written December 21, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
LOS ANGELES The elementary school shooting that occurred last week in Newtown, Conn., had an understandable impact on Clippers forward Caron Butler, the father of five. It struck so close to home that he sent out a holiday greeting to friends and the media to express his thanks and love for his children. Butler and his wife Andre both have connections to Connecticut. Both attended UConn, and Andre grew up in Hartford and still has family in the area. With the holidays upon us, we are grateful and thankful for our blessings, Butler wrote. I am also grateful that I will be home on Christmas to watch the delight in my young daughters' eyes as they open their presents under our tree. However it will be hard for all of us not to remember the families in Newtown, Conn., whose holidays will be horribly different this year after the tragic, and unthinkable events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week. The school shootings took the lives of 20 children and six ad...
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