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Manny Velasco

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: Manny Velasco, UIS Tennis Coach

“Bolivia’s Gift to Springfield”

That’s how an Illinois Times described Manny Velasco this past fall in article about the opening of the Velasco Tennis Center in Washington Park.

Manny is in his 33rd year as tennis coach at UIS, and in his honor, UIS Athletics is establishing the Manny Velasco Endowed Athletic Scholarship. Athletics has formed a committee to raise $25,000, the amount necessary to begin generating funds for the scholarship.

If the scholarship is fully funded before June 30, 2014, all awards could receive a 1:1 match (dollar for dollar), so please make a gift today.

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