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    Student-Athletes Tailgate with Special Spectators

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    Student-athletes from eight Illini teams took part in the Special Spectators tailgate last Saturday prior to the football game vs. Southern Illinois. This tailgate was held in honor of kids from the Carle Pediatric unit who have cancer or other blood disorders and is a 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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