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Illini baseball donates $5K to 94.5 Christmas Wish

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By Brett Moore | Press Release

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The Illinois baseball team and Dugout Club took part in Friday’s Mix 94.5 Christmas Wish event and donated $5,000 to help families and children in the area during the holiday season. The Illini continue to make an impact on children and families in the community, donating over $34,000 in the last five years to causes such as the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA), Roundhouse shelter for homeless and runaway children and teens, and Crisis Nursery.

Fighting Illini players and head coach Dan Hartleb attended Mix 94.5’s event Friday morning at the Virginia Theatre, where they presented the radio station with the $5,000 check. Mix 94.5 aims to make the holiday season brighter for local families that may be having a tough time by presenting them “wishes,” which are submitted on their website –

The Dugout Club raised its $5,000 during the Honor and Serve Day game against Minnesota on May 1. Illinois wore special camo uniforms that were auctioned off after the game.

The Dugout Club is the official organization devoted to supporting the University of Illinois varsity baseball program. Membership and support is used to facilitate valuable activities and operations that enhance the quality of the Illini baseball experience. To join the Dugout Club, visit their website –

This season’s Honor and Serve Day game will be May 7 against Maryland.


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