Illini Announce Honor and Serve Day Jersey for May 3
April 11, 2014
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois baseball team will wear special camouflage jerseys on Saturday, May 3, as part of the third annual "Honor and Serve Day" at Illinois Field. The Fighting Illini Dugout Club donated the jerseys and will auction them off after the game, with all proceeds from the auction going to Champaign County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). The event is designed to honor University of Illinois student veterans and all of America's heroes, and to serve the Champaign-Urbana community.
"Honor and Serve Day is a special event for our players, fans and the community," head coach Dan Hartleb said. "It began as a way to honor our military and to serve a non-profit organization within our own community. The Fighting Illini Dugout Club will once again auction off the jerseys to benefit CASA, which aids abused and neglected children in the court system."
CASA is a not-for-profit organization which recruits, trains and monitors volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA volunteers work through the juvenile court system to facilitate prompt delivery of services and make independent recommendations to the court concerning the child's well-being.
As part of the day's promotions, fans can purchase special T-shirts featuring the same camouflage pattern as the team's jerseys. The shirts will be available at Gameday Spirit in Champaign and at Illinois' remaining home games. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the shirts also will be donated by Gameday Spirit to CASA.
Full details on Honor and Serve Day events will be released later this month.