Jul 25, 2008

FCSports Donates $15,000 to Univ. of Iowa Flood Relief

Florida Citrus Sports is donating $15,000 to the University of Iowa Flood Relief Fund to assist in renovations needed as a result of over $231 million in flood damage at the university.

Iowa is a member of the Big Ten Conference, an organization partnered with FCSports by way of both the Capital One and Champs Sports bowl games.The Hawkeyes played in the 2005 Capital One Bowl in Orlando against Louisiana State University, with Iowa winning on a dramatic touchdown in the game�s final seconds.

�The Big Ten Conference is a very important part of our family here at Florida Citrus Sports,� said Steve Hogan, Executive Director of Florida Citrus Sports. �Iowa in particular supported our community when they attended our bowl game in 2005 and the very least we can do is answer this call for help and encourage others to do the same.�

FCSports� $15,000 donation will be matched for a total of $30,000 as part of the Big Ten Network�s current matching program for the University of Iowa Flood Relief Fund. FCSports is delivering a check to the University of Iowa at the Big Ten kickoff meetings taking place this week in Chicago, Ill.

The damage at the University of Iowa was caused when the Iowa River flooded during record rain fall in June. The damage at the school includes $136.2 million in damage to 20 campus buildings, tunnels, parking lots and other structures. Damage to building contents is estimated at $55 million. To make a donation of for more information on the University of Iowa Relief Fund, please visit https://www.uifoundation.org/GiveToIowa/WebObjects/GiveToIowa.woa/wa/goTo?area=floodfund


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