Thank you to everybody who came out for the Chi-town Showdown. Unfortunately, Mother Nature was not in a cooperative mood. Based on forecasts at 5:30 a.m., we t...hought the race would be able to be run. Our Lightning Prediction/Detector indicated lightning or the possibility of lightning, and with the addition of flooding on the course, we decided to cancel the race for the safety of the participants, volunteers, and staff.
Thanks to: - the Chicago White Sox for their generosity, and to #17 Carlos May, who braved the elements and graciously greeted fans and signed autographs.
- Mokena ESDA, who also braved the elements and were there for us, even though they were stretched thin due to a power outage elsewhere in the Village.
- all of the volunteers and staff who are still working, cleaning up, unpacking, and drying out.
- and our wonderful, generous sponsors - Meijer, Ozinga, Three Point Health Care, Body Bliss Wellness Centers, State Representative Margo McDermed, and Chiro One.
We cannot do any of this without all of you!
Thank you so much to everyone who registered and supported this event, with your participation we had the opportunity to give a large donation to the Showdown Scholarship. The Showdown Scholarship will go to children in our community to participate in youth athletics, who may not otherwise be able to do so due to financial means.