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Brad Wallin Memorial Tournament
During the month of May, Better Banks will be collecting cash donations at all branches for the Brad Wallin Memorial Baseball Tournament. The tournament is a fundraiser for St. Jude started by Brad’s parents in his memory. Brad died in 2003 at the age of 10 after a courageous fight with a rare form of bone cancer that eventually metastasized in his lungs, killing him within a year of his original diagnosis. Brad loved baseball and after his death, his parents organized the Brad Wallin Memorial Tournament. The tournament officially became affiliated with St. Jude in 2008, and since that time they’ve donated more than $734,000 to St. Jude Kids.
The tournament takes place May 29 through June 2nd – at just about every ball field in the greater Peoria area. Teams come from Springfield, Champaign, Kewanee, Dixon, Astoria and every town in between. Last year 338 teams competed in the tournament.
For every donation received of $5 or more, Better Banks will give the donor a commemorative squishy baseball. All funds collected will be given to St. Jude, on behalf of the Brad Wallin Memorial Tournament, after the 2019 tournament.
Better Banks is proud to support such a meaningful event, for one of our local families. Please stop by any of our branch locations to make your donation soon.