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Gameball Run


Gameball Run is a community event to raise money and awareness for Children’s Hospital of Illinois located in Peoria, IL. Any Illinois high school can host a Gameball Run event and is an amazing opportunity for the youth of a community to serve in a philanthropic role.

Because Gameball Run is planned around a high school basketball game many schools choose to do a week-long fundraising event, often including local grade schools and/or the visiting school. In addition, community businesses are collaboratively engaged through the effort of the school and Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

Participants are given free admittance into the game when they purchase a Children’s Hospital of Illinois Gameball Run t-shirt. Shirts are sold at each participating school during basketball games prior to the event and on game day with all proceeds going to Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

The participating school’s Gameball Run fundraising initiative wraps up the night of the basketball game when a special program and check presentation will be made.

Each March, representatives and teams from participating high schools are invited to Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria to complete a one-mile run around the Children’s Hospital campus. A celebration will follow at Jump Simulation & Education Center.


Event Dates 

No events are scheduled at this time. But you can get your school and community involved! See the information below.


Interested in getting your own Gameball Run started?

Start by reaching out to Amber Waibel, Children’s Hospital of Illinois Event Coordinator amber.r.waibel@osfhealthcare.org or call 309-566-5693.

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