Fighting Illini Announce Bookmark Campaign

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics is issuing a series of bookmarks featuring historic Fighting Illini basketball achievements as the next component in its multi-year campaign supporting the U of I Library.

Five "Great Moments in Illini History" bookmarks have been created featuring images and information regarding Fighting Illini men's and women's basketball. A fact about the UI Library can also be found on both sides of the bookmark.

Each full color double-sided bookmark is priced at just $3. Bookmarks will be available beginning on Jan. 10 at Illinois men's and women's basketball games. All profit derived from bookmark sales will be donated to the UI Library.

"The University of Illinois has long been distinguished by excellence in academics and athletics," said Paula Kaufman, university librarian. "The Library is especially excited about its partnership with DIA, which will broaden the visibility of the campaign and serve as yet another source of Illini pride."

The bookmarks will feature photos and detail moments from: 1) Dee Brown/Tauja Catchings, 2) Deron Williams/Angelina Williams, 3) Luther Head/Ashley Berggren, 4) Frank Williams/Women's Championship Banner, 5) Henson, Anderson and Battle/Theresa Grentz.

Tables selling the bookmarks can be found on the concourse in the main West entrance as well as outside Sections C5 and C37 for men's games and in the main West entrance for women's games. Videos featuring the moments spotlighted on the bookmarks will be seen at upcoming men's and women's basketball games.

Bookmarks can also be purchased online at fightingillini.com and at various locations including Gameday Spirit, The Illini Shop, TIS Bookstore, the UI Library and the Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building.

The DIA has pledged a gift of $500,000 to the library. This marks the third year of the DIA's library campaign.

On Jan. 20, the DIA will host UI Library Day at Assembly Hall when the men's basketball team hosts Wisconsin.

Press release from the U of I.


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