“It’s a Family Reunion” Rose Bowl team honors 10 year anniversary

‘It’s a Family Reunion’ – Rose Bowl team Honors 10 Year Anniversary

Joy. Pure unadulterated joy. That was the feeling everywhere as the players, coaches and support staff of the 2007 University of Illinois Fighting Illini football team came together at Memorial Stadium for their 10-year reunion. It was evident in small moments. The moment Rashard Mendenhall saw Ron Zook and the two men hugged and laughed.

It was a lot of fun seeing these guys reconnect.

“The experience changes lives…” Buckley makes gift of education.

‘The Experience Changes Lives’ – Buckley Makes Gift of Education

A popular misconception about student-athletes is that they receive a free education. In reality, their education is paid for through the I FUND. The I FUND provides scholarship support for more than 500 University of Illinois student-athletes in all sports. As tuition and fees steadily rise, private support for athletic scholarships is more vital than ever.

My story is up on fightingillini.com featuring Linda Buckley and her gift toward the iFund.