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Posted: Thu May 27, 2004 2:14 pm Post subject: 20th AMRFC (Chicago, IL)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Scott Davidson of
Illinois Footbag League & International Footbag Players Association.
The 20th Annual Midwest Regional Footbag Championships is coming up fast!
When: June 5 & 6, 2004
Where: Rehm Park (part of "A Day in our Village" on Sunday),
in Oak Park, Illinois (Tennis courts and adjacent area)
(Block of 900 Gunderson Ave, 60304-2116)
Free Clinics and Consecutives Contests for Everyone on Sunday!
The 20th Annual Midwest Regional Footbag Championships will be held as a part of Oak Park's "A
Day in Our Village". The footbag tournament begins Saturday, June 5th for Intermediates and Pro's,
and on Sunday during the "A Day in Our Village" celebration, we will be offering free clinics and
contests for kids and adults, while competition continues according to the schedule below.
Obviously, entry to the park, trying to kick a footbag and being a spectator of our competition are
free and encouraged. Even entering the tournament for Novice players is free (no t-shirt), and they
can register on-site at any time on or before Sunday, June 6th. All Intermediate and Pro players
must be registered by 10:00 Saturday, June 5th. Intermediates ($25 entry) and Pro's ($50 entry)
receive a footbag, a T-Shirt and entry into all events.
‘It’s our anti-drug, there’s no doubt about that,’ said Zach Fowler, student body vice president of the
high school in Rock Hill, S.C. -Source: Rock Hill, S.C. Herald, Tuesday, September, 2nd, 2003
“It’s the sport that fits in your pocket,” says Bruce Guettich, Director of World Footbag Association.
"This is my 20th year in a row running a footbag tournament. My very first tournament was held at
Carroll Park in 1985, and over the years the event has toured the suburbs, but has been held 8 other
times in locations throughout Oak Park." Many of the worlds top players have competed at this
annual event, including several scheduled to come out this year. "Holding the footbag tournament
during Oak Park's "A Day in Our Village" celebration is the best possible site for us, because it gives
us an opportunity to interact with our neighbors, and we offer them an opportunity to try out a sport
that is a healthy and fun way to spend their spare time" said Scott Davidson, Event Director. Scott is
a lifelong resident of Oak Park and is developing an educational program for footbag instructor
certification, and has just completed two successful sessions of footbag class at Stevenson Center
with Park District of Oak Park. Scott has been directing footbag events for 19 years and competing
at the same time. He was the 1999 World Footbag Freestyle Singles Champion. He is the director of
the Illinois Footbag League, the Education Director for the IFPA, and the Director of the IFC Freestyle
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