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    Director's Message

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    Dear Friends of UIC Athletics:

    On behalf of the entire Flames family, I want to thank you for joining Team Big Red. Fundraising is the lifeblood of any athletic department, and your support of our outstanding student-athletes is sincerely appreciated.

    The theme of the UIC campaign, "Brilliant Futures," centers around the amazing results of providing young people a chance to succeed...and that is exactly what happens with your gift to Team Big Red.

    As a result of personal and corporate support, which provides scholarships for students and improves facilities, there are many more stories of our former Flames who now succeed in business, education, health care, and many other areas contributing to society.

    Those stories prove to me that "giving someone a chance" is much more than just a theme.

    I'm very proud of the strides we've made in the classrooms and competitively. In order to continue these achievements--and to take it to the next level--we need and appreciate your contributions, which lead to our athletes becoming "Champions for Life."

    Thanks again for supporting Flames Athletics.


    James W. Schmidt
    Director of Athletics