“Bolivia’s Gift to Springfield”
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.
More About Manny
- Tennis Venue Renamed to Honor Velasco Family (newspaper article, July 10, 2008)
- Courting new fans: The Velasco Tennis Center opens in Washington Park (article by James Krohe, Jr., October 17, 2013)
- Chancellor’s Blog: “Manny Thank You’s” (blog entry, October 17, 2012)
- The UIS Coaches Show (19-minute YouTube video, October 19, 2011)