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IC basketball teams up for tornado relief


Illinois College men's and women's basketball are donating all admission proceeds from Wednesday's games to help the Taylorville community after tornadoes caused widespread damage on Saturday.

Illinois College will face Monmouth College in Sherman Gymnasium with the Lady Blues game starting at 5:30 p.m. and the Blueboys playing at 7:30 p.m. Both teams will also be accepting additional monetary donations to help the relief efforts. 

Ben Kettelkamp '20 of the Illinois College baseball team is a native of Taylorville. He is leading the on-campus charge to collect non-perishable food items, clothing and toys. Those items will also be accepted on Wednesday night in the concourse of the Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center. A donation box will remain at the control desk in the Bruner until Sunday night.

For more information on how to help Taylorville rebuild in the aftermath of this disaster, please visit the Missions for Taylorville Facebook page.

About Illinois College

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 about 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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