"We thought we needed to do something, especially for this first game to show our support for everything that's going on here at Penn State. Good and bad," Curt Marshall said.
It takes 1200 people to form a circle around Beaver Stadium and this Saturday, Curt Marshall is hoping to make that happen.
"We're probably around 800 right now, so we're thinking we're going to get there by Saturday," Marshall said.
At 10:00 Saturday morning, members of the State College and Penn State communities are invited to circle around Beaver Stadium and link arms.
"How about we do a ring around the circle? Something to show that we are as one solidarity, a moment of silence for those that have been affected by this," Marshall said. "Victims, football players, faculty, staff, this entire community."
Laura Barbosa is a new student at the university. She says the idea of coming together as a community is exactly why she chose to come to Penn State.
"I think it's a great opportunity for Penn State to show that they are literally linked together and that everybody is just waiting to fight on," Barbosa said.
Brianna Yates agrees.
"It's really unifying us a school and showing that we still do support our football team and everyone is really excited," she said.
'We Care.' Just two words that Curt Marshall says will show how this community can come together.
"We care about what's going on. We care about those victims, we care about the people on our campus, we care about the students at our university," he said.
Shirts for the event are on sale at The Family Clothesline in downtown State College. Proceeds from the t-shirt sales will go toward One Heart Foundation, an organization of Penn State students against child abuse.