Dugout Club Donates Over $7,500 to Boys & Girls Club
May 23, 2012
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Fighting Illini Dugout Club will donate over $7,500 to the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club from the auction of special camouflage jerseys that the Illinois baseball team wore on May 6 and the sale of camouflage-themed T-shirts throughout the season. The T-shirts will remain on sale at Gameday Spirit locations in Champaign while supplies last.
"On behalf of the Fighting Illini Dugout Club, I would like to thank everyone who supported our first-annual Honor and Serve Day," Illinois head coach Dan Hartleb said. "The event's success shows the great support that we have from our community, family and friends. I would like to personally thank everyone who purchased the camouflauge jerseys and t-shirts. I also would like to thank the Dugout Club for its vision and community support, Gameday Spirit for its role and support of the community effort, the outstanding Google Marketing Online Challenge team members who worked hard to pull together and enhance the event, and everyone from the ROTC and our student veterans. We are very excited about the great success and support of this year's event, and with our community and military in mind, we have started to plan for next year's Honor and Serve Day."
The fundraiser for the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club is the second major public service project for the Illini baseball team this year, as they also organized a fundraiser for the victims of the tornado that ripped through Harrisburg, Ill., on Feb. 29. The team collected 31,980 pounds of food and $10,319, which were presented to town leaders after the Illini beat Northern Illinois 7-2 on March 17 in Carbondale, Ill.