December 6th, 2017 | by CollegeAD

The Demirjian family of Decatur is delivering one of the largest gifts in University of Illinois athletics history in order to provide a new facility for women’s soccer and men’s and women’s track and field. News of the $7 million gift was communicated to student-athletes Wednesday, some of whom were moved to tears. The project, called Demirjian Park, which will be executed in phases and is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2021. Kara Demirjian-Huss and Richard Demirjian, spoke on behalf of the family, which in 2004 also provided the lead gift for construction of the J. Gerald Demirjian Indoor Golf Practice Facility that benefits men’s and women’s golf teams. Family members making the donation are Richard and Anne Demirjian, Kara Demirjian-Huss and Mark Huss, Simone Demirjian and J. Gerald Demirjian. The two facilities that bear the Demirjian name will be located directly across the street from each other on St. Mary’s Road. – MARK TUPPER, herald-review.comRead More

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