IVCH – Rotary Basketball: Fun with a Purpose
It started with a few IVCH physicians getting together to play basketball at the Illinois Valley YMCA. After a time, they wanted to play against someone other than themselves. Three local Rotary clubs accepted the challenge and the 1st Annual Rotary vs. IVCH Basketball Classic was born.
The game was played Friday night, March 5, in the gym at Peru’s new Parkside School. No admission was charged but donations were accepted and $1,682 was collected and divided evenly between the Illinois Valley Food Pantry and the IVCH Foundation. So, the evening was a success even before the opening tipoff. When the game began, observers noticed two things: 1) the contest was surprisingly intense; and 2) the quality of the basketball being played wasn’t bad.
The final score: IVCH 47, Rotary 44. And everyone was talking about a 2011 rematch as the teams left the gym
Here are the team rosters:
Dr. Paul Bonucci
Dr. Charles Running
Dr. Steve Lukancic
Dr. Robert Pode
Dr. Joel Leifheit
Dr. Mark Fernandez
Dr. Jim Vaiana
The Rotary squad was composed of members of the Peru, LaSalle, and Illinois Valley Sunrise Rotary clubs:
Dr. Dave Ludford