Bobcats raise money for youth hockey | Sports



DANVILLE – The Vermilion County Bobcats donated $ 4,200 for the Danville youth hockey program on Thursday at the Fischer Theater.

The money was raised at the Bobcats’ silent auction for baseball jerseys last month during a doubles program at Danville Stadium. Bidders received Vermilion County Bobcat themed Dance jerseys and the auction raised $ 2,100. The total was then matched by Bobcats owner Ellen Tully.

The donation was announced at a Danville Youth Hockey registration event at the theater before the Bobcats and Jr. Bobcats watched a screening of The Mighty Ducks.

Funds raised by the Bobcats will be used to offset the costs of Danville Youth Hockey, including a new set of jerseys and clothing featuring the new Vermilion County Junior Bobcats logo.

Registrations are still open for Danville Youth Hockey. For more information or to register, visit or by email at [email protected]


Fountain Central takes ninth place by invitation

OXFORD, Ind. – The Mustangs finished ninth at the Bison Invitational hosted by Benton Central.

Cassidi Parks scored a 99 for Fountain Central, while Aubrey Hicks got a 114, Nola Walls a 118, Emily Keeling a 119 and Hannah Parks a 122.


Robinson appointed Head of Diversity

CHAMPAGNE – The University of Illinois has appointed Dr. Breanna Robinson Associate Senior Director of Sports for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Sports Administration at the University of Illinois.

Robinson will provide ministerial leadership in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion for student-athletes and IAD staff. She will also take on sports administration and oversight functions for several sports programs as a member of the 10-person executive staff of DIA.

A native of Toledo, Ohio, Robinson joins the Fighting Illini track team after holding several positions at the University of Miami since 2017, most recently as Associate Athletic Director for Diversity, Advocacy and Student Achievement. -athletes. She has also served as Deputy Director of Sports for Leadership and Diversity, Deputy Director of Sports and Deputy Director of Academic Services and Student Athlete Eligibility.

Hamer appointed assistant

CHAMPAGNE – Zach Hamer, who has spent the past two years as a video coordinator, has been named the head coach of the University of Illinois men’s basketball team.

Hamer arrived in Illinois in the summer of 2019 after spending the previous two seasons on the staff of the Los Angeles Lakers. He was an advanced scout in 2019 after making his debut as a coaching associate in 2018. Hamer took care of scouting opponents, with an emphasis on defensive play planning, and created books. video game on all NBA teams.

Along with his NBA experience, he spent the 2018 season in the WNBA, as video coordinator for Indiana Fever.

Kramer named on another list

CHAMPAGNE – Illinois Seniors Center Doug Kramer has been selected for the Rotary Lombardi Award Watchlist.

The Rotary Lombardi Award is presented annually to the offensive or defensive lineman of college football who, in addition to his outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifies the character and discipline of the Hall of Fame head coach. of the NFL, Vince Lombardi.

This is the third preseason watchlist for Kramer as he is also on the Outland and Rimington rosters.



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