When you hear someone shout “DUCK” at Olympic Park, it can only mean one thing—Dodgeball Days is back.
The 18th Annual National Amateur Dodgeball Association (NADA) Dodgeball Days Outdoor National Championship celebrates one of the oldest and well-known playground games at Olympic Park, 1675 E. Old Schaumburg Road. The largest and final event for the 2016-2017 season features the crowning of the outdoor national champions.
The youth competition for grades 4-6 and 7-8 is set for July 14. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m., with matches beginning at 10:30 a.m. Youth fee is $80 for a team of six to 10 players.
High school and adult competitions are set for July 29. Check-in begins at 9 a.m., with matches at 10 a.m. Adult fee is $125 for a team of six to 10 players. Men’s, women’s and co-rec divisions are available for adults.
“Great competition, a beautiful venue and the thrill of outdoor dodgeball combine to make Dodgeball Days an outstanding way to end the season,” said Derek Radek, athletics supervisor for the District.
All players will receive a T-shirt and tournament champions will receive team prizes. A popular event for various suburban day camps, this NADA-sanctioned tournament draws teams locally and nationally.
Established by Schaumburg Park District, NADA was created as a recreational pursuit for non-traditional sport enthusiasts. Through the development of rules, equipment standards and tournament organization, NADA has made dodgeball safe and enjoyable.
Registration deadline is July 11. Registration forms are available at dodgeballusa.com.
For more information, call (847) 985-2120 or visit dodgeballusa.com.