Jim Ilias Athletic Memorial Scholarship

On February 9th a beautiful young life was taken from us. Jim Ilias and three of his fraternity brothers were killed returning to campus at USF by an oncoming drunk driver. He was my neighbor, but more importantly he was a friend, a son, a brother, and a teammate. Jim was 20 years old and a star wrestler at Cypress Lake High School before moving on to USF. He continued to help aspiring athletes and young kids to do their best and never give up. Jim lit up all our lives with a mega-watt smile that was ever present and will never be forgotten. We have started a scholarship in his honor so that his legacy can live on forever at Cypress Lake High. PLEASE consider donating, even $5 or $10 or $20 with enough donors will get us to our goal. Please help us honor Jim's memory and show his family that Jim Ilias will NEVER be forgotten and that in his short time on this earth, he made a real difference.


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  • Ken and Cathy Lohr 
    • 20 $ 
    • 75 mos
  • Joseph accardo 
    • 5 $ 
    • 77 mos
  • Coach & Yohana 
    • 100 $ 
    • 77 mos
  • Graham Smith 
    • 20 $ 
    • 78 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 20 $ 
    • 78 mos
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Susan Freudiger Malach 
Fort Myers, FL
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