Junior High School hosts basketball tournament to bring thousands to
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[February 23, 2010]
Lincoln Junior High School will host
the 2010 Lincoln Trojan Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. This
basketball tournament for girls and boys in third through eighth
grade is a true collaborative effort. Hosting more than 90 teams in
two days takes more than just one gymnasium and one school. Games
will be played not only at the junior high, but also at Lincoln
College, Lincoln Community High School, Washington-Monroe Elementary
School and Central School.
The annual tournament was started by John Welsh, a District 27
school board member. Since his retirement, the event has been
organized by the Lincoln Junior High School administration, with the
help of the coaches and some generous sponsors at LJHS. In addition,
countless parent volunteers help make this tournament possible each
year. The planning for an event of this size begins at the start of
the school year with recruiting of volunteers.
The funds raised
from the Trojan Tournament help support the junior high athletic
programs, the PTO groups of District 27 schools and band boosters at
Lincoln Community High School.
Each team brings about 10 players plus their parents, so the
community can expect to feel a big boost this weekend in
restaurants, hotels and stores. Many of the teams come from outside
community -- some from Chicago, St. Louis, Indiana and even Alabama.
An event such as this gives the community a chance to come together
and provides an opportunity for others to witness what a great
community Lincoln is to live in and visit.
The tournament is sponsored by the American Youth Basketball
For more information about the Lincoln Trojan Tournament, contact
Kent Froebe or Mike Workman at 217-732-3535 or visit
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The Lincoln Trojan Tournament is a part of Lincoln District 27's
mission to promote a cooperative, positive and safe learning
environment which ensures that the education of each child is the
heart of the school operation. The district affords every student
opportunities to gain knowledge, life skills, values and positive
attitudes by providing the facilities, personnel, equipment and
materials necessary for an effective education. Through partnerships
with family and community, District 27 enables students to become
responsible citizens who are productive members of the global
community, committed to excellence and lifelong learning.
[Text from file received from
Kent Froebe, Lincoln Junior High