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Illinois Conducts Inaugural Donor Thank-A-Thon
Football's Donovonn Young was among the student-athletes who spent Monday evening thanking donors for their support.

Football's Donovonn Young was among the student-athletes who spent Monday evening thanking donors for their support.

July 9, 2013

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois athletics conducted its first-ever Thank-a-Thon last night at the University of Illinois Foundation calling center. Student-athletes called donors for three hours to thank them for their gifts to Illinois athletics.

The IFUND has more than 7,200 active members and provides scholarships and academic support services to Illinois' 500 varsity student-athletes.

Chris Peacock // Associate Director of Athletic Development
"It's a great way to thank our donors in a way we haven't done before, and we received a great response from those we reached. We look forward to making this an annual event and having an even bigger Thank-a-Thon next year."

Austin Teitsma // Football
"It's really a great opportunity for us as student-athletes. I'm really grateful that I get to participate. As a football player, it's a special experience to directly reach the people who are giving back to us."

Reagan Robishaw // Soccer
"Every donation means a lot to all of the student-athletes. If we can reach them and thank them personally, that means a lot to the them and means a lot to us."

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