Basketball Camp Honoring Fire Victim Begins Saturday

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PEORIA, Ill. — The annual basketball camp named after a young Peorian who died in a house fire twenty years ago begins Saturday.

The Julius DeLoatche Summer Basketball Camp starts at 1 p.m. at Peoria’s Dream Center. It will run each Saturday until Aug. 3.

The free camp is run by James DeLoatch, the father of Julius. His son was ten-years-old when he died in the fire.

The camp is for boys and girls in grades 5-8 and includes free fully-quipped back packs and cash prizes based on merit at the end of the camp.

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