Eric Loy, Sports Director at Neuhoff Media Danville, brings you news from the Fighting Illini Football & Basketball teams, along with news from other Fighting Illini Sports.
Illini Football At Crossroads
by Eric Loy,posted Oct 27 2011 3:04PM
-It's unfortunate, but the Illini football team are at a point where they need another good win to regain standing in the national press. They may not reach the lofty heights of the top 20 again this year, but closing strong - with every win - gets them closer to a better bowl game. Tough way to start on the road at Penn State, but Ohio State was very vulnerable and Purdue certainly could have been a win too.
-Talked with Illini TE/FB coach Chip Long about how the team has reacted to two straight losses, and what the TEs will need to do against Linebacker U's defense:
-We are thisclose to Illini basketball season starting. WDAN will have the broadcast of the Illini men's first exhibition of the year, against Wayne State of Nebraska, Tuesday night. No idea what to expect from this team, I just hope Illini fans are patient with the talented youngsters.
-The Illini volleyball team took a tough tumble to a really good Nebraska team, but it shouldn't affect them in the long run, they are deep and talented, and Coach Hambly says the team has a mature, even mindset. They will be warriors thru the rest of the year.
-Illini cross-country teams are hosting the Big Ten championships this weekend.
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YMCA Swim Classes
The Danville Family YMCA is offering a variety of swim classes for all ages. Each session is 6 weeks long with one class per week. Some of our classes include: Parent / Child classes; Preschool level classes; School age classes; Private and semi-private lessons. Sign up begins July 14 at the YMCA or online at www.danvilleymca.org.
VBS at Crossroad Christian Church
Crossroads Christian Church, 3613 N Vermilion St, will be having it’s VBS “SHINE – Crowns of Heaven”, August 3 – 8 from 6:00 – 8:15 pm. Ages are Pre-K through Grade 5. Please call Brian Carpenter or Kathy Robinson at 217-443-4323 with any questions.
Bismarck Women's Club will be having a basket raffle in conjunction with the Bismarck Lions Club Fish Fry, Saturday, August 2 at Bismarck High School from 3:30p - 7:30p. Tickets may be purchased; $1 for one ticket or 6 tickets for $5. Proceeds from the raffle will go towards community projects and scholarships.
Adult Flag Football Tournament
The YMCA is now accepting applications from men and women ages 18 and up for its Adult Flag Football Tournament which runs August 8 and 9. The cost to participate in the tournament is $250 per team. The winning team will receive a cash prize. Registration is open until August 6 at the Danville Family YMCA or online at www.danvilleymca.org.
Cheeseburgers and Fun
2014 Cheeseburgers and Fun: Saturday, August 9 at the Bunker Hill Historic Area at Kennekuk County Park, sponsored by the Vermilion County Conservation District Foundation. Free admission for a day of music, the annual Bunker Hill Run, sponsored by five area car and tractor clubs, food vendors and the VCCD Foundation Cheeseburgers beginning at 4 pm. For details visit www.VCCDFoundation.org.
East Park Church of Christ VBS
East Park Church of Christ presents “Biblebook Friends”. Super Saturday VBS – Saturday, August 16, 2014 9am – 1pm. All kids ages 3 thru Grade 5 welcome! East Park Church of Christ, 1224 E Voorhees in Danville 442-2386.
The Village Of Muncie, IL will hold their Village Garage Sale date on Saturday, August 16th beginning at 8am.
New Information for Downtown Danville Farmer's Market
The 2014 Downtown Danville Farmers’ Market will be every Tuesday and Saturday, beginning May 17, 2014, through Oct. 4, 2014; from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at the Danville Public Library through a partnership between the library and Downtown Danville, Inc.
DDI is the contact for any additional information, and forms and guidelines can be downloaded at www.downtowndanville.org.
Matt Hoffman Benefit
Matt Hoffman Benefit – Saturday, September 6, 2014 1 pm at the Westville American Legion. 50/50 auction, spaghetti dinner, bake sale, silent auction. Meal tickets $6.00 or two for $10.00.
Sookarry Adoption Fundraiser
Sponsor a puzzle piece for $10 and be entered into our raffle for 30 fabulous prizes! Every prize has a value of $20 or higher. Top Prize: $500; Second Prize: $250; Third Prize: $100; Fourth Prize: $50. Lots of other great prizes including original artwork by local artists, gift certificates from local businesses and handmade silver and gold jewelry by Liz Sookarry. Puzzle pieces may be purchased from the Country Store Health Foods, 3618 N Vermilion St, Danville. Please contact Liz Sookarry at 217-799-7480 for more information.
Discover the Forest
Did you know that 88% of kids today say they like being in nature, and 79% wish they could spend more time there? Time spent in nature gives children the ability to explore and engage in unstructured and adventurous play, and encourages imagination and discovery. Nature also gives families a place where they can escape from the daily routine, unplug and reconnect with each other in the great outdoors. Please support this campaign and help us encourage families to get back outdoors by visiting www.DiscoverTheForest.org.