The University of Illinois at Chicago men's and women's gymnastics teams were informed on August 31 that the 2018-2019 competition season would be the final year for both teams.
To show your support, you can contact Garrett Klassy, UIC Athletic Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org and Michael Amiridis, UIC Chancellor at email@example.com and ask them to reconsider their decision.
Below is an email from UIC men's head coach Charley Nelson.
Dear Friends and Alumni,
I write all of you today with extremely sad news. After 71 seasons, 2 NCAA Championships, the highest Division I finish of any UIC sport, and a school record number of All America student-athletes, we were informed that 2018-2019 will be UIC Gymnastics' final season.
The team and coaching staff are, [understandably], very raw. However we intend to work to reverse this decision. As we work over the next year to sustain UIC's history and its future I will communicate to you any ways that you can help.
I hope that today's news will not be overlooked by the holiday weekend. I would ask anyone inclined to help to reach out to your mainstream and alternative media. This is a big story and the greater public deserves to have it reported.
You can also voice your concerns directly to the UIC Athletic Director and UIC Chancellor. Here are their contacts:
The UIC Athletic Director's name is Garrett Klassy. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. His office number is: 312-996-2695.
You can also contact the UIC Chancellor, Michael Amiridis. His e-mail is email@example.com and his office number is 312-413-3350.
I am extremely proud of my life at UIC - athletically, academically, and, most importantly, because of the relationships I have made. Thank you for being a part of it.