Thursday, September 23, 2010

Family Sports Fest - Rain or Shine!

We arrived at the venue for the family sports fest at 10:00AM in drenching rain. Midway Plaisance in the University of Chicago campus apparently was filled with water to showcase boats for the Colombian Exposition in 1893. Well, for a while, it seemed that we might need boats again. In the rain, the volunteers from WSC and BadmintonChicago helped setup the badminton nets and a tent and then waited.

By about 12 noon, the rain was gone and soon we had kids and adults coming by to try out badminton. It was fun and the show was on! We wrapped up the demo by about 5pm. It was a very nice experience and while the turnout could have been much higher without the rain, it was fun to be part of this effort by World Sports Chicago. (Thanks Amanda, Scott, Jen).

Thanks to the volunteers - Anand Bedekar and Daniel Yu !
Here are some pictures Thanks Larry!
Here are some More pictures Thanks Alex!

Do join us for the next BadmintonChicago event - we promise it will not be boring!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Voluneers needed for Demo at Northside Prep.

We have another need - Northside College Preparatory in Chicago is one of the top ranked high schools in the country. They have a fledgling badminton program and in the past we have helped them start the program and now they have a regular group of players. They are requesting volunteers from BadmintonChicago to demonstrate and coach them on
Wednesday April 28.
12:45- 2:30 pm

If you are available, please click here to sign-up.

Please respond by April 15.

Northside College Prepatory
5501 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-3923

Thursday, March 25, 2010

CPS Badminton Demo March 30 - Cancelled!

The March 30 CPS Badminton Demo has been cancelled.
There will be other opportunities to volunteer and help.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Chicago SpringFest Postponed to August/September

Broadway Armory is being closed for renovations sometime in May-June - and so the three-day event will be postponed to August/September. Please stay tuned for more details - as this will be an exciting event in the Chicago area for Badminton.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Chicago Badminton SpringFest 2010

World Sports Chicago, Chicago Park District, USAB, BadmintonChicago and Yonex are sponsoring a Badminton SpringFest at the Broadway Armory, Chicago, IL on May 21, 22 and 23. Though primarily targeted at Chicago Park District Youth - the event will include a USAB Coaches Clinic, Adult and Junior Open Tournaments and other activities.

Details are being worked out. If you would like to Volunteer, please click here.