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blaze-sports-bocciaThe 2011 U.S. Boccia National Tournament start July 28th thru the 31st. in Elmhurst, IL. by Blaze Sports America.

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BlazeSports America has re-opened their February 6-9, 2011 National Boccia Camp to boccia players who currently are not on the BlazeSports America National Boccia Ranking List.

Players or coaches with players that may be interested in attending should contact Jeff Jones at BlazeSports America as soon as possible. Space is limited and individuals will have to complete a “Player Consideration Form” that must be reviewed by BlazeSports America’s Boccia Advisory Committee.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Happy New Year!


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Director of Sports and Recreation

Last Updated on 10 January 2011

The registration deadline is June 11 for the 2010 BlazeSports America National Boccia Championships.

BlazeSports America is excited to report that plans are well underway for the 2010 BlazeSports America National Boccia Championships thanks to the efforts of the Chicago Park District and World Sport Chicago. The registration deadline is June 11. Entry packets are now available. Contact Jeff Jones at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   for a packet.

Last Updated on 31 May 2010



2010 U.S. Boccia National Championships

boccia_ball_eagleDear Boccia Coaches;

The Chicago Park District, in cooperation with World Sport Chicago, is proud to be hosting the 2010 U.S. Boccia National Championships.

The event dates and tentative schedule are;
July 8-11, 2010

Curie Park High School
4959 South Archer Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60632

Tentative Schedule
July 8 Athlete arrival, practice
July 9 Opening Ceremonies/ Competition
July 10 Competition/Evening Social Event
July 11 Competition/Awards Banquet
July 12 Departure

**Pending Open Recreation Division date & classification times **

Midway Hotel Center
6520 South Cicero
Chicago, Illinois 60638

In this complex of hotels, there are seven hotels, all of which have blocks on all accessible rooms. When booking rooms, please use the group codes so you will be given our discount price of $109.00 plus tax. The room rate includes breakfast for two people per room at all the hotels, complimentary onsite parking, complimentary internet at the Marriott and Hilton Garden Inn. High Speed Internet access is complimentary at all other hotels. There are two restaurants in the Midway Center as well; T.G.I. Friday’s and Dempsey’s Grill. For our coffee drinkers, a Starbucks is also on campus.

HOTEL                                               CODE        PHONE NUMBER
Courtyard by Marriott Midway:     BNCP        800.356.3286
Fairfield Inn & Suites Midway:       CPDS        800.229.5933
Hampton Inn Midway:                     BNC          800.269.4105
Hilton Garden Inn Midway:             BOCCE     866.534.5347
Holiday Inn Express Midway:          BNC          708.458.0202
Marriott Chicago Midway:              BOC           800.956.2606
Sleep Inn Midway:                           1966          866.900.2950

Preferred Airport is Midway. When booking the hotel, complimentary shuttle is offered to all hotels in the Midway Hotel Center. When making reservation please inform the hotel of your accessible needs for the shuttle along with flight information that they will require. If the hotel cannot accommodate the size of your group, please indicate that transportation is needed on registration forms. If you fly into O’Hare, we will provide transportation for your team if needed. The Chicago Park District will also be providing transportation between the hotels and the competition venue daily, at no additional cost to the participants. Details on the shuttle schedule, as well as the social night will be included in the Coaches’ packet.

We will be mailing/emailing the complete Coaches’ packet on April 2, 2010. We are working on sponsors, so we can keep the registration fee lower than it has been in the past, but details will be included in the Coaches’ packet.

Enclosed is Blaze Sport membership form and membership benefits information. All participants need to be a valid member of Blaze Sports to compete at the National Competition.
We are looking forward to each and every one of you to come to Chicago. We hope to provide a safe, efficient and an joyful experience, on and off the court!

Remember, keep practicing!!

Ms. Gerry Henaghan

Ms. Gerry Henaghan, Special Recreation Manager
Chicago Park District
541 N. Fairbanks, 4th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Last Updated on 30 March 2010

boccia_ball_eagleBlazeSports America is excited to announce that the Chicago Park District in cooperation with World Sport Chicago has been awarded the bid to host the 2010 BlazeSports America National Boccia Championships.

Dates: July 8-12, 2010
Venue: Curie Park High School, Chicago, IL




For more information or to receive an entry packet contact:
Gerry Henaghan
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Chicago Park District
541 N. Fairbanks
Chicago, IL 60611


Last Updated on 25 February 2010
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