Dunlap hosts second annual Gameball Run

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Gameball run T-Shirt

Emily Smith

This Saturday, Feb. 10, Dunlap is hosting its second annual Gameball Run with the Children’s Hospital of Illinois during the boy’s varsity basketball game against Washington at 7:30 p.m.

Gameball Run is a fundraising event to raise awareness for the Children’s Hospital and is meant to teach children that they’re never too young to have an impact on the lives of others.

There will be a special event following the basketball game to celebrate local Miracle Kids and their families.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Nicholas Murphy Memorial Fund in honor of the former Dunlap student athlete.

Murphy was a Dunlap graduate serving in the U.S. Navy who passed away in late 2016 after saving a friend from being struck by an oncoming vehicle.

The Nick Murphy Foundation was started by members of his family to provide financial support and scholarships to members of the Armed Forces and their families.