Educational Programs


Our G.O.A.L.S. campaign was designed for our players to have the opportunity to speak with local students about G.O.A.L.S. for Good Character.  Each year players can be found in the classroom using hockey principles to get students excited about school. We used the acronym G.O.A.L.S. to talk to the kids about Getting along with others, Overcoming obstacles, Always having a good attitude, Listening to others and Showing good sportsmanship. 


If you would like more information about this program or would like to schedule an assembly for your school, please contact Katie Pogeman at 309-680-3791 or [email protected] 


Jump Rope for Heart


Jump Rope For Heart helps fund research and educational programs that impact your community -- an important reason to participate. But the best reason of all to join this event is that kids love it!

Jump Rope for heart is:

  • a great service learning project that offers students a terrific way to learn about volunteering.
  • a program which integrates physical activity and critical thinking skills as students help plan, organize and participate in the event.
  • a program which encourages cross-age cooperative activity.
  • a program that provides a fun way to meet physical education standards.
  • a program that extends heart-healthy lessons into the classroom.


The Peoria Rivermen participate in Jump Rope for Heart by donating tickets to any student that completes the program and raises at least $50.  Participant’s siblings can purchase a ticket for $1 and parents can purchase tickets for $10.


Read to Succeed

Library Reading Program


The Peoria Rivermen have teamed up with local libraries to offer incentives for children to complete their library reading goals. The goal of the program is to motivate and encourage students to challenge and improve their reading abilities. Any child that completes the program laid out by their library will receive a free Rivermen ticket.  Additional tickets can be purchased for $15.





Each program we facilitate is scheduled on a first come first serve basis. We do our best to accomodate your schedules while working within our own. If you would like more information on any of the programs mentioned above, please contact the Rivermen at 309-676-1040 or [email protected].