Welcome to My Rally Campaign
- We are the Illinois Irish Basketball Program that represents youth basketball players from all across Central, IL.
- Our goal is to provide a developmental program that establishes an avenue for our players to be scouted and recruited by colleges from across the country. In hopes of using basketball as a tool to help further their education after high school.
Why I'm Raising Funds
- Funds will be used to offset costs the program encounters like but not limited to: Tournament Fees, Gym Rentals, Travel, Uniforms, Equipment, Camps, etc.
How I Got Here
- Our program has been around for the past 12 years. It was established in 2005 as the Peoria Irish Basketball Program, which was only focused on boys. In 2015 we changed the name to the Illinois Irish Basketball Program because of the wide range of cities our players come from. This past year (2016) was the first year we have had a girls side to our program. In all we had 14 teams this past year (10-boys, 4-girls). In our 12 years we have had 9 graduating classes which includes this year's seniors (2017). The program currently has 150 total Alumni and has produced over 4,000,000 dollars in athletic scholarships.
- As the program has grown over the years, our expenses continue to climb. Our players come from all types of economic backgrounds and with out the help of individuals and businesses around central Illinois, opportunities like our program wouldn't exist for some. The main obstable our program faces each year is being able to handle the costs of providing an elite platform to be seen and recruited by colleges from acrooss the country.
- Very few truly understand how much time, money, and effort goes into providing this platform for players in central Illinois. I have to give a big thank you to all our Coaches, Alumni, Parents, and Players for their commitment to helping make our program what it is. The compliments we receive on our professionalism, our orgranization, our communication, and our development are because of their collected effort to make this program one of the best in Illinois.
Join My Team and Spread the Word!
- Thank you to all those who help us continue to provide this opportunity to young male and female basketball athletes across central Illinois. Please share our Rally via the social media share buttons on our page. Again thank you for your support!