Athletics

ATHLETICS

Free Admission to All Athletic Events

The foundation of the AYF Olympics has been its athletes. We cannot wait to welcome the athletes – whether you are a novice or a pro, whether you work out from your lazy-boy lounge chair or cannot refrain from doing lunges in a coffee shop line, we believe first and foremost that SPORTSMANSHIP in this Olympics is what matters most. Being an athlete should be celebrated, for sure, but being part of a team – your chapter team – is even more a reason to celebrate.

Amo will be adding information as the pieces develop, but for now, our amazing AYF athletes, eat your Wheaties, train well and aim high. And know at the end of the finish line, we are there cheering you on no matter what!

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ATHLETIC EVENT SCHEDULE

All AYF athletes looking to register for the games, please contact your local chapter executive or visit www.ayf.org.

NEW THIS YEAR
Three-On-Three Basketball Tournament

Friday, AUG. 30, 2019
Time: 9am-2pm
Address: RecPlex Gym, Mt Prospect Park District, 420 Dempster St., Mt Prospect, IL
*Very close to the Tennis Tournament*

History is in the making! For the first time ever, you and your friends can fly or drive in early and enjoy the newest addition to the Olympics in a big, beautiful indoor gym 15 minutes from the hotel and a mere five minutes from our AYF Tennis Tournaments on the same day! Check with your local chapter for information on how you can participate!  Check out our Flights tab for best rates, and book soon before prices go up!

TENNIS

FRIDAY, AUG 30, 2019

Times: 9 AM to 5 PM

Address: 411 S. Maple St, Mt Prospect, IL

Distance from hotel: About 20 minutes from the hotel. Bus shuttle information to follow.

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/WZhrk9L3Zzu

Features: Seamless tennis courts surrounded by trees, large parking lot and clean restrooms inside adjacent Lions Center. It is a clean, attractive, quiet neighborhood with plenty of room for guests to walk around in-between matches. Also next door is a walking path, giant field and a modern park, Lions Park, that your kiddos will love!

Concessions: We will be serving packaged goods, water and soda pop

Court information and view: https://www.globaltennisnetwork.com/tennis-courts/courts/tennis-court-page/court/2393-lions-park

In case of rain, text the word AYF to 474747 to receive up-to-date info and updates.

GOLF

FRIDAY, AUG 30, 2019

Where: Old Orchard Country Club, 700 W Rand, Mt Prospect, Ill

When: Friday, August 30th from 9am until 2pm

Directions from hotel: https://goo.gl/maps/QTJ1GtBF1L82

Website: http://www.oldorchardcc.com/course/

Come join us Friday, August 30th at Old Orchard Country Club for our AYF Open Golf Outing. This event will bring golfers together from around the country as well as from the local Chicago community. Using a 9am shotgun start with the AYF tournament, allows for all players to compete against one another and finish at the same time to compare scores and stories. Whether you are a pro or a butcher, you will have a great time playing with, and against, your friends in a “play your own ball” style format.

For $85 per person, you will receive:

  • One hour of free range access starting at 8am
  • 18 hole shotgun start with cart
  • Participation into our raffle and hole games (closest to the pin and longest drive)
  • Lunch
  • Gift bag
  • In case of rain the event will be cancelled.  Refunds will be processed within 4 weeks.

In case of rain, text the word AYF to 474747 to receive up-to-date info and updates.

GOLF REGISTRATION

SWIMMING

FRIDAY, AUG 30, 2019

Times: 5 PM to 8 PM

Address: Harper College/Palatine Pk District, Health & Recreation Building M, 1200 Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL

Distance: At 5 PM (Labor Day Fri), roughly 45 minutes from the hotel so plan early! Later in evening, under 30 minutes one way. Bus shuttle information to follow.

Directions from hotel: https://goo.gl/maps/L4VQ4HeGBRm

Features: Six-lane pool (shallow end 4’) and deep end (13’ max). Water temp 80-81 degrees.

Concessions: We will be serving packaged goods, water and soda pop

SOFTBALL

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019

Times: 9 AM to 5 PM

Address: Rand Park, behind Mystic Waters Pool, 2025 Miner St, Des Plaines, IL

Distance from hotel: Roughly 15-20 minutes. Bus shuttle information to follow.

Directions from hotel: https://goo.gl/maps/ubpsTNaa3Ps

Features: One of the nicest and most pristine softball fields! Tucked behind the Mystic Waters pool, the Des Plaines Park District has given us a gift of two manicured fields and even softball experts on our team loved this field and said it was one of the best they had (ever) seen!

Other amenities at Rand Park include a park with swings, slides, climbing apparatus, benches, bleachers, a clean restroom building, tennis courts, and two half basketball courts. We thank the park district for their support.  Softball has transformed over the years into the hub of picnicking, so we plan to offer the ultimate in Midwest Hospitality surrounded by a gorgeous wooded area you won’t want to miss! Details to come.

https://www.dpparks.org/parks-facilities/parks-pools-facilities/rand-park/

In case of rain, text the word AYF to 474747 to receive up-to-date info and updates.

TRACK AND FIELD

SUNDAY, SEPT 1, 2019

Times: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Address: Triton College Symonds Puckett Field, 2000 Fifth Ave, River Grove, IL 60171

Distance from hotel: 10 minutes

Directions from hotel: https://goo.gl/maps/vvgxpD1nv97g44SB7

Features: The features of this beautiful, newly renovated quality track (also coincidentally run by an Armenian, thanks Garry Abezetian for making our wishes come true!) is only 10 minutes down the street from the hotel, so ahhh, everything aligns on this one!

The track and field features NCAA size track with 8 lanes, four long jump pits, one shot put area, track striped for all running events, officials, concessions, public restrooms, press box, sound system, 100% synthetic turf, bleacher seating.