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
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
We will be shredding at Navy Pier on the 24th (Sunday) from 1:00pm...
-Next to the fountain at the entrance to the pier.
Saturday's event will take place at the Wrigley Square and Millenium Monument
on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street More info:
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 (
firstname.lastname@example.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).