December 15, 2014
The University of Illinois baseball team and the Fighting Illini Dugout Club will host the annual Hot Stove Banquet presented by First Federal Savings Bank of Champaign-Urbana to kick off the 2015 season with 13-year MLB veteran Hal Morris as the keynote speaker. Morris, who won the 1990 World Series with the Cincinnati Reds, will headline the banquet, which will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, at the I Hotel and Conference Center, with cocktails and silent auction at 5 p.m., and the banquet at 6 p.m.
Banquet tickets can be purchased by filling out this PDF form and mailing it to Fighting Illini Dugout Club, P.O. Box 6777, Champaign, IL 61826-6777 prior to Jan. 21 or by calling the baseball office at 217-333-8605 by Jan. 23. A table of 10, including an Illini player, can be purchased for $500; a table of nine, including an Illini player, can be purchased for $450; or a table of eight, with an Illini player, can be purchased for $400. Also, individual tickets are available for $50 and an Illini player's meal can be sponsored for $50 each.
November 24, 2014
Your support of the Illini Baseball program is paying great dividends. The team is playing great baseball in the Dominican Republic and the players are getting valuable baseball experience to go along with their once-in-a-lifetime real-world experience. Thanks for all of your support. We look forward to sharing with our supporters at the upcoming Hot Stove Banquet early in 2015. Go Illini!
September 24, 2014
Now is a great time to support Illini Baseball. The team is off to a great start with their annual Orange and Blue scrimmage series, and are busy prepping for a big trip to the Dominican Republic this November. This trip is funded by the Dugout Club and your support makes it happen. Consider making a donation to the club this fall and supporting the team. Just visit our webpage at http://www.illinidugoutclub.org/Donate.aspx to help out. Thanks for your support and GO ILLINI Baseball!
August 29, 2014
The Dugout Club gets back in session this upcoming Tuesday. Before you know it, the team will be headed to the Dominican Republic and it will be time for another great Hot Stove Banquet. So while the fall sports kick off this weekend, don't forget to prepare for another great year of Illini Baseball by supporting the Dugout Club
Welcome coach Spenser Allen to the staff! Coach Allen joins us from Creighton University and is already on the road preparing to land us some great young men. Great to have you Spenser! Click Here for More
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The team is planning an exciting trip to the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2014. Funds from the Dugout Club will make this trip possible. Get on board today and help the Dugout Club help the Illini Baseball Team make this trip a great experience. You can sponsor a player, or just make a donation to help make sure that the team has a great experience.
All of the Illini sports programs need a little support to do great things. The Dugout Club makes a difference in the baseball program by coordinating fundraising events like the Hot Stove Banquet. It also funds the Senior Dinner which recognizes the contributions of the Illini players who are departing the program. When the team makes a difference in the community, the Dugout Club is there to help with projects like the Food Drive for Harrisburg and Honor and Serve Day. In addition, funds from the Dugout Club were used in the near future to help put the finishing touches on the New Team Clubhouse. Your membership makes a difference in the lives of the players and makes possible worthwhile initiatives that benefit others in the community.
Illinois baseball is a proud program with a great history. The Dugout Club is vital in helping to ensure that the team’s high standard is maintained by providing physical and financial support to the program. Your support of Illini baseball is recognized and appreciated by all of the Illini players and coaches who have ever worn the Illini uniform. Go Illini!
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