World of Games - Footbag Freestyle

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World of Games - Footbag Freestyle

Contact:

Scott Davidson

E-mail: enlightener@footbag.org
Phone: Email for current #
Location:
~600 Harrison
Oak Park, IL
USA
Location:
Millenium Park, Downtown Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Events Offered:
Demonstration of Footbag Sports and an exhibition of Shred
:30 Contest!
Event Details:
RECENT UPDATE: No Entry Fee (was $15)
This event is NOT a competition, but an Exhibition!

This is a great opportunity to introduce the sport of footbag to the City of Chicago
 as an organized presentation given from a stage.  We welcome players of intermediate 
and advanced levels to join us on stage to help make a more dynamic presentation, 
and for beginners it is a great opportunity to meet, and learn from, the players in 
Chicago.  The stage-presentation will be 20 minutes long and we would appreciate 
your presence on stage with us.  The presentation includes a 10 minute overview of 
the sport of footbag, about 8 minutes of Shred Contest, and a demonstration of a 
2-minute routine from World Footbag Freestyle Champion Scott Davidson.

The World of Games is presented by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. 
The World of Games will present visually dynamic exhibition matches or demonstrations 
of games that originated in various countries and continue to be popular today. These
 may include recreational pastimes such as bocce (Italy) and footbag (U.S.), martial arts

such as karate (Japan) or capoeira (Brazil) and children's games, such as Double Dutch, 
among others. It will be promoted in the Millenium Park summer brochure which is the 
main fulfillment piece for tourists to Chicago this summer. Footbag will be listed in 
relevant press and print materials. After our exhibition, we are having a free
"interactive" 
area that will let people try out the sport of footbag.

Saturday, June 23rd:
10:00am - Noon: Meet at Millenium Park - Get warm

Noon - Players Meeting

12:30 - Footbag Exhibition

1:00 - Footbag "Interactive Zone"

2:00 - Enjoy the other exhibitions being presented at Millenium Park...

-It is possible that we will go to Navy Pier at 3:00 and shred until dusk.

8:00 - Group Dinner?

Sunday, June 24th (If bad weather on the 23rd, the 24th is the Rain Date... or an
impromptu shred)
We will be shredding at Navy Pier on the 24th (Sunday) from 1:00pm...
            -Next to the fountain at the entrance to the pier.
            -Bring Water!

Saturday's event will take place at the Wrigley Square and Millenium Monument 
on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street More info: 
http://www.millenniumpark.org/artandarchitecture/wrigley_square.html

Map: http://www.millenniumpark.org/artandarchitecture/wrigley_square.html 
Directions: http://www.millenniumpark.org/generalinformation/directions_parking.html

Public transit is recommended because parking rates in Chicago are among the 
highest in the country, and there is no way around parking in a garage... all street level

spots have been removed. If you need to drive, contact Scott directly (
enlightener@footbag.org) for downtown parking tips. 

No entry fee.  T-shirts should be available for a nominal fee.

Contact Scott directly with any other questions.
Created Thursday, May 10th, 2007, 04:18am (PDT); last update Sunday, June 24th, 2007, 10:55am (PDT).
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