Xmas Jam 2004 - Midwest

Event Listing

Xmas Jam 2004 - Midwest


Scott Davidson

E-mail: enlightener@footbag.org
Phone: Email for current #
~600 Harrison
Oak Park, IL
McCormick Place, Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Events Offered:
Shred :30 and a new exhibitions event called "Olympic Freestyle".  Also plenty 
of 4-square, footbag demonstrations, instruction and fun.  On Wednesday, 
we are offering "All Shred" which is a way to ensure that everyone gets to kick 
with everybody who is there.
Event Details:
Hi Everyone!

NOTE: 10AM to 4PM (not Noon -5, as previously announced)

Xmas Jam - Midwest
-December 27-29, 2004
    -Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
-10 to 4, All three days
-Free to All!
-Rooms at the Hyatt, usually $300+, only $79
    -See details below.
-Reduced rate parking: $7
    -Previously announced Free Parking is no longer available.

Come out and shred with us!  
    -Four Square

This is a time-structured event with 15-minute footbag demonstrations running on the hour
and an 
interactive area where kids learn to play footbag.

We are looking for volunteers to help with teaching the interested spectators how to play
and how to play foot-c net.  We would like our expert players to prepare a 15-minute
footbag demo 
that they will perform on our stage as a part of the event.

This event is free and we are not pursuing sponsors this year, but in order to give out a
footbag to 
each of the spectators that try the sport we are trying to raise $500 to purchase 2000
footbags to 
give away over the weekend.  We are asking a voluntary donation of $10 or more from each
and if you know anyone who would like to donate over $100 to go directly to providing
footbags for 
each participant, we can arrange donations to be tax-deductible.

This year's event takes place at McCormick Place in Chicago (as a part of
"Holiday Sports Festival"), Illinois on December 27-29.  

We are also running a fun event on Wednesday called "All Shred" that will ensure that all
entrants get 
to shred with all of our top professionals, including many BAP members.  We will have
shred circles" with 1 pro per circle and a rotation schedule, with loud music and fun for

The Holiday Sports Fest is an event designed to introduce all kinds of sports to the
general public, 
and each sport has an interactive area where kids can try them out.  Some sports also have
tournaments going on, such as Volleyball, Soccer and 3-on-3 Basketball (and now, Footbag).
Free Parking and Free Admission to the event, this is a great event to bring the family

I want to thank the generous sponsors who I anticipate will be on board this year: Freedom
and Foot-C Net.  Regardless of whether they sponsor the event, we are greatful that they
have shown 
such consistent support of the sport of footbag over the years, and I believe they deserve

Hotel Info:
HYATT REGENCY CHICAGO -  2233 S. Martin L. King Dr. - Chicago, Illinois 60616-9985.
Connected to the event site through tunnels, this hotel is an AWESOME deal for only $75 a
night!  Be 
sure to tell them you are with the "Mayors Holiday Sports Festival".  Last year there were
available at the last minute, but no guarantees on that... so call them direct NOW at:    
Tel: +1 312 567 1234 and ask for Reservations.

If the footbag.org/events website doesn't answer your questions, 
contact me directly.

See ya there!

Scott Davidson
Created Thursday, September 23rd, 2004, 08:39am (PDT); last update Tuesday, December 7th, 2004, 07:12am (PST).
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