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Blueboys to host "Rally for Robbie" game October 20


When IC and Beloit College meet on the afternoon of October 20, the men’s soccer team will be looking to raise funds for senior Robbie Lopez, who was diagnosed with brain cancer this summer.

The Illinois College men's soccer team will celebrate the career of Robbie Lopez '19 and raise funds for his medical treatment on October 20 when the Blueboys host Beloit College at England Stadium at 1:30 p.m.

Lopez was a three-year member of the Illinois College men's soccer team. He was working his way back from a knee injury in his junior season. This summer, he was diagnosed with brain cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. 

T-shirts with the "Rally for Robbie" slogan have been on sale and a limited supply will be available the day of the match. The Blueboys hope to fill the crowd with those shirts as he celebrates his own personal Senior Day with his family as well as his brother and teammate Christian Lopez. All proceeds from the sales will go to help offset his family's medical expenses as he continues his treatments.

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Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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