UMass Lowell soccer team hosting 'Harambe Night' promotion for fans

Posted at 9:09 AM, Sep 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 10:28:23-04

It was bound to happen eventually. 

With the millions of Harambe-inspired jokes and jabs sweeping the Internet -- and the insane amount of Harambe signs, posters and shirts churning across the college sporting scene -- we all knew that someone was bound to hold a Harambe night at a public sporting event.

That someone is the UMass Lowell River Hawks and it's happening Wednesday night.

The soccer team is hosting a theme night in memory of the Western lowland gorilla shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo last May. 

According to Fox Sports, fans wearing gorilla suits can win unnamed prizes, and the first 100 people through the door get a mini stuffed Harambe toy.