Thank the UI DIA
Dear Mr. Thomas and the University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics:
The alumni, families, friends, and fans of the University of Illinois Marching Illini would like to express appreciation for the decision to fund bringing the group to the Heart of Dallas Bowl on December 26th. Members of the Marching Illini literally do give blood, sweat, and tears to their efforts in preparing the high quality of musicianship and visual pageantry to their performances and appearances. Throughout the season, they have been unwavering in the support, enthusiasm, and energy they bring to the "Game Day Experience" at the University of Illinois, all while also maintaining high standards of personal conduct and citizenship. They truly represent all that is good about the University of Illinois and deserve the first class treatment that they exhibit without fail.
Thank you greatly for rewarding the efforts and the hard work of the members and staff of the University of Illinois Marching Illini.