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Bocce, presented by Chicago Park District
September 26 @ 9:15 am - 4:15 pm
Chicago Park District will be holding a Bocce event for Special Olympics Chicago athletes on Saturday, September 26 at Armour Square Park! 45 minute matches will be held beginning every 75 minutes. Awards and goodie bags will be given immediately following each match so that a new shift can begin. Athletes can sign up for the following timeslots via the link below: 9:15am, 10:30am, 11:45am, 1pm, 2:15pm, and 3:30pm. Each shift will have a limited number of athletes, who will be matched up against someone in their similar age range to play against. Depending on how much athlete interest there is, we might add a day if necessary or more times to accommodate all that want to play.
Registration is open now and will close on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 5pm.
An Activenet account through the Chicago Park District is free and required to register but can be done online prior and we can assist if needed. Anyone currently in any park district programs already has an account.
Athletes must be accompaied to the event by a parent, guardian, or chaperone who stays during the athlete’s competition time. To maintain a safe number of attendees,please limit attendees to one parent, guardian or chaperone for each athlete. The safety of our athletes, coaches and family members is our number one priority, so we will be making sure that safety measures are put in place and adhered to. Wellness and temperature checks, social distancing, limiting courts, sanitizing equipment, requirement of masks, and plenty of hand sanitizer on site, or some of the ways we will ensure everyone’s safety. More details will be sent out with event information following registration.
Transportation will not be provided. Families will be responsible for transporting their athletes to the event. A chaperone is required for anyone arriving by PACE and they must stay for the duration of the athlete’s competition time.
Athletes can find online bocce trianing videos at https://www.specialolympics.org/our-work/sports/bocce
We are hoping to use this model as we move toward official competitions in partnership with Special Olympics Illinois. In anticipation of future events, we are asking parents/guardiasn to complete the Class A chaperone forms now so that athletes can be signed in at events. You can fill out the forms at https://www.soill.org/lookup_classa/
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.