Illini Announce Official Wrigley Day, Basketball Trip to Italy

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The University of Illinois I Fund  hosts its annual Illini Day at Wrigley Field on Saturday, May 14, when the Chicago Cubs take on the defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants at 6:10 p.m.

Illinois college football coach Ron Zook will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and Illini college basketball coach Bruce Weber will sing the 7th-Inning stretch.

The I Fund is also hosting a two hour pre-game celebration at Cubby
Bear; guests will include Zook, Weber, and members of their respective
staffs. Package includes unlimited draft drink package and dinner
buffet.

Tickets will go on sale to fund and Varsity 'I' members on-line on
Thursday, April 28 at 10 AM. Tickets are $75 each and will be sold on a
first-come, first-served basis, with a maximum of 8 tickets per order.
To order tickets, visit FightingIllini.com
Pre-game only tickets can be purchased for $55 and can only be ordered
by phone directly through the Chicago I FUND Office at 312-575-7850.
General public sale is Friday morning.
The Fighting Illini basketball team will participate in a foreign tour
to Italy in August. The trip runs from Aug. 10-20 and includes stops in
Rome, Florence, Venice and Como.

NCAA regulations allow teams to make foreign trips once every four
years. The Illini anticipate playing four or five games against Italian
professional club teams, although game details are yet to be worked out.
In addition to the travel and competition, the Illini will hold 10
on-campus practice sessions prior to the trip.

Basketball Travelers has arranged a supporters' tour for fans
interested in traveling to Italy. A limited amount of spots are
available, and costs are $6,600 single/$10,200 double (flights included)
or $5,100 single/$7,200 double (without flights). For more information,
visit www.basketballtravelers.com or contact Becky Johnson by phone at 425-776-2775 or by email at becky@basketballtravelers.com

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