Category Archives: Events

Gameball Run – Morton vs. Metamora

Written on November 23, 2015 at 4:46 pm, by

Morton Gameball Run vs. Metamora January 28 & 29, 2016

Gameball Run - Morton vs. Metamora

The Morton High School Boys Basketball Team, led by Coach Brown, will be hosting the 4th Annual Children’s Hospital of Illinois Gameball Run. Gameball Run consists of two events: Gameball RUN on Thursday, January 28 at 4 pm at Morton High School. The run will include the team, District 709 administration and faculty members and Miracle Families. There will be music and fun as guests cheer on the runners and families. The second event is the Gameball Run Ceremony and the Morton vs. Metamora Basketball Game in the Potterdome on Friday, January 29. Online donations can be made here:

Mission/Goal Statement for Gameball Run:  

A community event to raise money and awareness for Children’s Hospital of Illinois

  • Involve all schools and all students and our community
  • An opportunity for our boys’ basketball team to serve in a philanthropic role
  • The chance to give back to an organization that has served multiple  families and students in the Morton Schools

Gameball Run – Peoria Notre Dame vs. Peoria Christian

Written on November 23, 2015 at 4:44 pm, by

Peoria Notre Dame Gameball Run vs. Peoria Christian January 22 & 23, 2016

Gameball Run - Peoria Notre Dame vs. Peoria Chirstian

The Peoria Notre Dame Boys Basketball Team will be hosting Children’s Hospital of Illinois Gameball Run. The event raises awareness and funds for Children’s Hospital of Illinois and is a great example of teamwork in action!

Gameball Run consists of two events: The first is the actual GameBall Run when Peoria Notre Dame Boys Basketball team takes off from their high school dribbling a basketball. The destination?…The front doors of Children’s Hospital in Peoria! They run in honor of the infants and children cared for by its community of caregivers. Come, cheer on the boys along the run route!

The second of the two events will culminate at the Peoria Notre Dame vs. Peoria Christian Basketball Game on Saturday, January 23, 2016.  Admission into the game is encouraged by patrons purchasing a Children’s Hospital of Illinois Gameball Run T-shirt.  The shirts will be sold prior to and on game day with all proceeds going to the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.  A special program and check presentation will also take place that night!

Calling all Kids! Become a Care Champ TODAY!

Written on July 1, 2015 at 4:53 pm, by

Kids, looking for something fun to do this summer??  Opportunity is knocking at your door!  CEFCU is encouraging YOU to become a Care Champ!

As a Care Champ, you’re making a difference for patients at Children’s Hospital by hosting your very own Lemon-Aid stand or Birthday Bash!

What does that mean?

Let’s ask 10-year-old Hannah Ragains, who did a radio interview with WJBC in Bloomington.

Hannah Ragains WJBC interview

Hannah is a former Children’s Hospital patient, who chose to help kids like her!  Last summer, she and her friends held a neighborhood Lemon-Aid stand.  They gave it a baseball theme (Cubs vs. Cardinals) and even dressed up in sports gear!  Together, they raised more than $330 for Children’s Hospital of Illinois!


Those dollars help Children’s Hospital provide activities, games, and books to patients.

Kids can also host a birthday bash!  Instead of keeping their gifts, the birthday boy or girl can donate those presents to the hospital!  Click here to read what Chase did at his party.

Want to learn MORE about becoming a Care Champ? 


Below is a list of CEFCU Member Center dates/locations where Children’s Hospital Foundation team members will be available to answer your questions!  Birthday Bash and Lemon-Aid Stand Kits will be made available too!

July 11, 2015–CEFCU–18 E. Elm Street, Canton IL–9AM-NOON

July 31–CEFCU–2323 E. Empire Street, Bloomington, IL–2-5PM

August 1–CEFCU–501 Richland Street, East Peoria, IL–10AM-1PM

August 6–CEFCU–514 W. Center Street, Eureka, IL–1-4PM

August 15–CEFCU–5211 W. Landens Way, Peoria, IL–10AM-NOON

August 22–CEFCU–100 Legion Road, Washington, IL–10AM-1PM

September 12–CEFCU–825 S. Detroit Avenue, Morton, IL–11AM-1PM

September 18–CEFCU–505 Jubilee Lane, Germantown Hills, IL–2:30PM-5PM

Questions?  Call the Foundation office at 309-566-5666.

We hope to see you soon!