Past Tournaments  & Championships

Will your event ‘Play in Peoria’?  Peoria has everything your group needs.  The community’s ‘can-do’ spirit, first class hotels, a recently renovated downtown, multi-purpose arena, a new riverfront museum and Caterpillar Visitors Center and various dining options all within walking distance of one another all make Peoria a winning choice for any group.  Choosing Peoria to play host to a number of our high school state final events is one of the best decisions we’ve ever made!  So will your event ‘Play in Peoria’?  It always has and it always will!
Kurt Gibson
Illinois High School Association (IHSA)
Assistant Executive Director

With our track meets completed and all of our 2015-16 activities in the book for the year, I just want to take a moment to say thanks for all of the hospitality and accommodations you give to the IESA and to me personally.  I especially want to thank you for the Weaver Ridge gift card that was waiting for me in my hotel room the first weekend of our state track meets.  What a great surprise and something I will definitely put to good use.
The Peoria CVB is a great friend and I truly appreciate all you do.  Thanks very much.
Steve Endsley
Illinois Elementary School Association
Executive Director

We have hosted the Great Lakes Valley Conference Softball Tournament at the EastSide Centre since 2004 and appreciate the opportunity to showcase our teams and student-athletes at this wonderful facility.  The community and the Peoria Area Convention and Visitor bureau have embraced our event and provide exceptional assistance to us.  Doug McCarty and his crew at the EastSide Centre do an exceptional job of hosting this championship.  It is nice to feel so welcome each spring.
Jim Naumovich
Great Lakes Valley Conference

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