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    Student-Athletes visit American Diabetes Camp



    Illini swimmers, Meghan Mason and Cece Marizu, and football players Justin Staples and Mike Hoomanawanui addressed a group of 150 campers at the American Diabetes Association camp at Allerton Park on Wednesday night. Ten Illini student-athletes from men's football and wrestling and women's swimming & diving took part in the camps sports day activities with the kids as part of the Hometown Heroes program.

    Hometown Heroes is a community outreach program that provides our student-athletes with opportunities to interact with youth from Champaign County while spreading an anti-drug, anti-gang and pro-Illini message. This program enables our student-athletes to develop their speaking skills while impacting the lives of others as they serve as role models for the youth of our community.

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