iBi - August 2016

by Lisa Ullenius
Photography by Dennis Sievers

Find out what it really takes to "take me out to the ballgame…”

Something for Everyone

Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi

When it comes to sports and rec, whether you’re a casual fan or a hardcore enthusiast, you can find what suits you right here in Greater Peoria!

Get Healthy! Get Outside!

by Cyndy McKone
Peoria Park District

Park and recreation agencies create healthy communities and enhance the physical environments in which we live.

Olympic-Sized Opportunities

by Renee Charles
Bradley University

Six Bradley students have secured positions for the Summer Olympics to be held in Rio this month.

Transformation in the Great Outdoors

by Lindsay Seiberlich
Wildlife Prairie Park

Wildlife Prairie Park is always thinking of new and creative ways for you to unplug and interact with nature.

A Partnership to Extend Recreation Opportunities

by Katie Van Cleve
Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association

HISRA provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities and special needs to enjoy recreational activities and discover their potential. 

Q&A with Gary Roberts

Photography by Duane Zehr

Roberts sat down with iBi to reflect on his education and career, discussing how his new role as Bradley University President is a fitting pinnacle of a busy and rewarding professional life.


Fun and Fellowship on the River

by Kim Sanders
IVY Club

Founded in 1907, the IVY Club is a beautiful, historic not-for-profit organization located on the Illinois River.






The Great Indoors

Coming to Peoria later this year: a pair of new indoor sports facilities. 

Disc Golf at New Heights

It’s a great time to be involved in Peoria disc golf, says Washington resident Nate Heinold, founder of the Ledgestone Insurance Open presented by Discraft. 

Also in this Issue...

Play Everywhere... Sports Analogies - Yay or Nay?... Park Service Centennial... On the Road... Lacrosse & the IHSA... 

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