A reception to honor Gary Wieneke for his 30 years of coaching at the University of Illinois will be Sept. 5 at the Chancellor Hotel and Convention Center. Wieneke has been the Illini's cross-country head coach since 1967 and has served as track and field head coach since 1975.
The reception, which starts at 6 p.m., includes a cash bar and dinner followed by program to honor Wieneke. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Jeff Jirele at 602-893-3585.