Author: Chuck Dushman

2017 Dads Weekend Football Game vs IU
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Dads Weekend 2017

Dads Weekend 2017 Dads Weekend 2017 is November 10-12! While there is not a “general registration” for the weekend, all of the Illini Union Events are detailed below, as well as links to additional information. Families may attend the events of their choice and make their weekend the best it […]

Grants & Scholarships

2016 Grant Award Winners

The Dads Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and social purposes, specifically to provide support to its members and to students at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. The Dads Association is a separately incorporated, nonprofit association. The Dads Association has […]

Grants & Scholarships

2017 Scholarship Winners

The Dads Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently announced the recipients of the 2016 – 2017 Dads Association Scholarship. After receiving 41 applications, six students were chosen as recipients of $2,000 each. The six recipients were: Kimberly Guse, Junior,  majoring in Learning and Education Studies Kyra Puetz, […]

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2017 Board of Directors
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2017 Officers and Board Members

Incoming President, Joe Gainer, gets handed the official Illini Dads gavel from outgoing President Phil Schaefer. Thank you Phil for your many years of leadership and friendship! The following are our officers and board members for 2017. President:           Joe Gainer Vice President:   Bill Stratman Secretary:   […]

Dads Weekend 2017 FAQs
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Dads Weekend 2017 FAQs

2017 Dads Weekend Nov. 10-12   Ticket Questions Are there still tickets available? Tickets may be purchased through October 13, 2017. After this date: Basketball and Football tickets may be purchased from the Athletic Department.  Hockey tickets can be purchased by calling U of I Ice Arena at (217) 333-2212. Concert tickets […]

Qazi Salman, King Dad 2016, with his loving daughter Michelle, Mike Muscatella (King Dad Chairperson) and Phil Schaefer (President of the Illini Dads Association)
King Dad

Qazi Salman Crowned King Dad 2016!

In ceremonies over Dad’s Weekend, Qazi Salman of Orland Park, was crowned King Dad. Dad’s Weekend is dedicated to and created especially for all father-figures of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students. King Dad nominees typically show a unique way of loving their students, clearly demonstrate a commitment to […]

Christopher Downes Crowned King Dad 2014!
King Dad

Christopher Downes Crowned King Dad 2014!

During Dads Weekend on Nov 14-16 2014, the Illini Dads Association crowned Mr. Christopher Downes of Floral Park, NY as “King Dad.” In addition to his success as a trial lawyer, Mr. Downes devotes himself to numerous community activities and philanthropic causes. Mr. Downes is Chairman of his town’s zoning […]