Plans underway for kickball benefit


ROCHELLE — Plans for a charity kickball tournament hosted by the Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District and the Rochelle Chamber of Commerce highlighted the February board of commissioners meeting Monday evening.
The tournament would be played at VFW Park and proceeds from the tournament would benefit the park district’s ENGAGE Program as well as the chamber’s scholarship fund for Rochelle Township High School graduates.
Recreation & Fitness Superintendent TC Hager said the proposed tournament date would be Saturday, May 8. The tournament would host anywhere from 8 to 12 teams, with sign-up fees and sponsorship fees benefiting the ENGAGE Program, which provides financial assistance for local families who may not have the ability to participate in park district activities. The board said it will consider revising an ordinance to allow alcohol sales at the proposed tournament.
“It would be an adult kickball tournament and the goal would be to raise money through team fees and sponsorship fees,” Hager said. “There will possibly be some food and beverage sales as well… The money would be split to support both the chamber and the park district causes.”
Commissioners may take action on the alcohol ordinance at next month’s meeting on March 15.

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