'Illini Tie Together' planned for Jan. 27
Special T-shirts on sale; ties to be
Proceeds to help in the fight against cancer
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[January 19, 2013]
CHAMPAIGN -- The University of
Illinois basketball program is partnering with the American Cancer
Society and UI Rebounders booster club for "Illini Tie Together"
during the annual Suits and Sneakers weekend. This collaborative
effort will support Coaches vs. Cancer when No. 23 Illinois takes on
No. 5 Michigan in front of a sold-out Assembly Hall on Jan. 27.
A special tie has been designed for this game: one for every player
and for head coach John Groce. There will be a silent auction for
the ties from pregame through halftime on Jan. 27 in Rooms 133-134
of the Assembly Hall. The player ties will have their numbers
embroidered on the back, and the coach's tie will be autographed.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit Coaches vs. Cancer.
addition, "Illini Tie Together" orange T-shirts are on sale at
Gameday Spirit Champaign locations, 519 E. Greet St. and 2028 N.
Prospect Ave. The shirts also will be on sale at Assembly Hall
merchandise stands prior to Thursday's game vs. Northwestern as well
as the Michigan game. A portion of proceeds from sales will go to
Coaches vs. Cancer.
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Fans are encouraged to wear either the commemorative "Illini
Tie Together" T-shirt or a tie to the Jan. 27 game to show their
support in the fight against cancer. Members of the Orange Krush
student support group will wear ties courtside that day.
Coaches vs. Cancer
[Text from file received from
Derrick Burson, University