The Illinois High School Shrine Game is hosted by the Peoria, Illinois chapter of Shriners International, the Mohammed Shriners along with the other Illinois chapters Ainad, Ansar, Medinah, and Tebala. Shriners are a brotherhood of men committed to family, engaged in ongoing personal growth, and dedicated to providing care for children and families in need. Our backgrounds and interests are diverse, but we are bound together by our shared values and a desire to have fun, do good and build relationships that can last a lifetime. At our event, hundreds of families are able to experience what Shriners stand for:
When you become a Shriner, you become part of a brotherhood of men committed to family, engaged in ongoing personal growth, and providing care for children and families in need. While their backgrounds and interests may be diverse, what binds them together are shared values and a desire to have fun, do good and build bonds that last a lifetime.
In 1922, the Shriners dedicated themselves to providing expert medical care for children regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. Today, that philanthropic effort supports 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children® across North America that provide specialized medical care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate.
You may be surprised to know that Shriners count among their ranks presidents, senators, local business leaders, professional golfers, country music stars, astronauts and actors. But, they think it’s just as important to be a leader in your personal life, to be a role model, to be a sounding board, and to simply be a friend.
In many cases, being a Shriner is a family tradition. Although Shriners International is a brotherhood, it has a family component. Many of the fraternity’s activities are designed to involve family members, promoting our shared values and helping develop the next generation of community and business leaders. A variety of affiliated groups for both women and children, emphasizing personal growth, fun and friendship participate with Shriners.
Our motto, “Strong Legs Run so That Weak Legs May Walk” rings true to several families across the country.