2008
Athletics offers local community relief from pump prices

Athletics offers local community relief from pump prices
August 8, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

The Benedictine University (Ill.) athletics department has decided to lend a hand to residents of the Village of Lisle (Ill.) – where the school is located – in an effort to give some relief due to the soaring cost of gasoline. To help the local community stretch its dollar, the Eagles’ NCAA Division III athletics program has initiated its “We Feel Your Pain at the Pump” campaign, beginning this fall. For the entire 2008-09 school year, Benedictine University (located 25 miles west of Chicago) will waive the admission cost to all home regular season athletics events to all Village of Lisle residents and their immediate family with proof of residency. “We hope that by offering this program we can give a little something back the Village of Lisle” said Dave Swanson, Director of Sports Events. “Benedictine University is all about community and family. This is a tangible way we can give Lisle residents an entertainment option that’s closer to home. “Although coming to a small college athletics event isn’t that same as going to a stadium for a Division I game, our student-athletes compete with the same dedication and truly do carry the banner for the Village of Lisle whenever they take the field. This is not only a fantastic chance to get to see all the things going on at Benedictine University, but also a great way for parents to plant the seed of a college education in the minds of their children by something as simple as bringing them to a game.” For more information, please contact Benedictine University Sports Information Director, Dave Beyer, at (630) 829-6143. Game times can also be found on the Benedictine Web site at: www.ben.edu/athletics.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.