Athletic Department

Student-Athletes To Wear Special Pregame Shirts
Release: Thursday 11/20/2013 

PEORIA, Ill. – Bradley University student-athletes from the men’s basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball teams will display their support for the region’s tornado victims this week by wearing Central Illinois Strong t-shirts during their respective pregame warm-ups.

The t-shirts, which were designed by former Bradley Athletics graphic design intern Derek Oddo, are being sold by his company, Gainlight Studios, to raise funds and awareness for the victims of tornadoes that devastated Peoria’s neighboring communities of East Peoria, Pekin and Washington. The t-shirts may be purchased online at for $10 each and all proceeds will be donated to the Central Illinois chapter of the American Red Cross for local tornado relief efforts.

Bradley University is working with local support agencies to provide resources and volunteer assistance for the victims of Sunday’s storm. The University has established a website – - with information on how individuals may donate funds or volunteer for relief efforts.  Though Sunday's storm did not damage the Bradley campus, numerous people associated with Bradley University - students, alumni, faculty, staff and supporters - have been affected by the destruction in East Peoria, Pekin and Washington.  The latest reports indicate more than 1,000 homes and businesses in the three neighboring communities were damaged by multiple tornadoes, including an EF-4 rated twister that hit Washington.

The Bradley women’s basketball team will visit Northern Illinois Thursday at 7 p.m. (CST), followed by the volleyball team’s matches Friday at Northern Iowa and Saturday at Drake, both at 7 p.m., while the men’s basketball team will visit Arizona State at 8 p.m. (CST) Friday night.

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