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    UIC women's basketball student-athlete Nikki Grobbecker (left) and assistant coach Latasha White take time to pose for a photo while donating gifts to children at the Smyth School.
    UIC women's basketball student-athlete Nikki Grobbecker (left) and assistant coach Latasha White take time to pose for a photo while donating gifts to children at the Smyth School.

    UIC Athletics Spreads Holiday Cheer

    Dec. 22, 2006

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    Chicago, Ill.- Over the past week UIC Athletics has helped brighten the holiday season for local children during two different special events.

    Last Friday a large contingent of UIC student-athletes, coaches and staff turned out in droves to donate gifts and visit with young patients during the department's annual holiday season visit to the University of Illinois Medical Center Chicago.

    Staff members also donated blood during the hospital trip.

    Student-athletes and staff from the UIC Athletic Department then made a visit to John M. Smyth Magnet School this past Monday to donate toys, games and school supplies for the elementary students.

    "I am proud to say that once again our athletes and staff have shown what UIC Athletics is really about," said UIC Associate Athletic Director Denny Wills.