Chamber Sponsors Bean Bag Competition with Finals at Taste

Chamber Sponsors Bean Bag Competition with Finals at Taste
Posted on 06/29/2009

The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce is again sponsoring its Bean Bag Competition at this year's Taste of Orland Park. The Village of Orland Park will host its annual fest, July 31 to August 2 at the Orland Park Village Center, 147th and Ravinia Avenue.

Eight Orland Park businesses will host qualifying rounds between now and the start of the Taste. Each of the eight restaurants will send a team of two to the final competition scheduled for Sunday, August 2 at 1:00 p.m. Each two person team must pay a $30 entry fee and participants must be age eighteen or older. Entry fee checks should be made payable to the Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce.

Keloryn Putnam, Executive Director of the Orland Park Chamber said, "We have eight restaurants on board, including RC Mulligan's at Riviera Country Club, Koppermill Bar and Grill, Hooter's of Orland Park, Sam Maguire's Irish Pub, Fat Sam's, Barraco's Pizza, Granite City Food and Brewery and Bar Louie.

Amy Coghill, Events Coordinator for Silver Lake Country Club, serves on the chamber committee overseeing the bean bag competition.

"The Orland Park Chamber's Bean Bag Competition has become a summer favorite because each of the participating restaurants sends its best players to compete at the Taste," Coghill said. "We're still adding more locations so if people want to participate or if other restaurants want to get involved, they should call the chamber office," she added.

"Businesses are encouraged to pay $30 to sponsor a 2-person team of employees or customers to participate. They can wear their own logo shirts and be the official team for a particular business," Putnam explained. "Or, individuals are free to walk in to participate in the preliminary rounds at one of the participating restaurants," Putnam added.

The competition schedule will be distributed in the chamber's weekly e-mail blasts, encouraging chamber members to visit the hosting establishment to cheer on the participating team.

The winning team at the final competition at the Taste of Orland Park will receive a $1000 cash prize award. The second place team will win $150 while third place wins $50.

"The names of the participating restaurants will be included in all of the promotional materials for the competition," Putnam said. "This will be great exposure for a wonderful community wide event," she added.

For more information, call the Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce at 708/349-2972.

ORLAND PARK AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BEAN BAG COMPETITION
The public is invited to compete in the Orland Park Chamber's Preliminary Bean Bag Tournaments being held at local restaurants. The cost to participate is $30 per two person team. For more information, contact the Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce at 708/349-2972 or the individual establishment. Information included here is subject to change without notice.

QUALIFYING ROUND LOCATIONS
Qualifying Round Locations:

Saturday June 20th
7:00 pm
RC Mulligans Riviera CC
8801 W 143rd Street

Wednesday, July 1st
7:00 pm
Koppermill Bar & Grill
11265 W. 159th Street

Tuesday, July 7th
6:00 pm
Hooters of Orland Park
15300 S. La Grange Road

Thursday July 9th
7:00 pm
Sam Maguire's Irish Pub
39 Orland Square Drive

Thursday, July 16th, 7:00 pm
Fat Sam's
15896 S. La Grange Road

Sunday, July 19th
6:00 pm
Barraco's Pizza
18040 Wolf Road

Tuesday, July 21st
7:00 pm
Granite City Food & Brewery
14035 LaGrange Road

Saturday July 25th
5:00 pm
Bar Louie
14335 La Grange Road

The final competition will be held Sunday, August 2nd at 1:00 pm at the Taste of Orland Park held at the Orland Park Village Center.

If additional locations are added, they can be found at www.orlandparkchamber.org or by calling the chamber office at 349-2972. The final competition will be held Sunday, August 2 at 1:00 p.m. at the Taste of Orland Park, held at the Orland Park Village Center, 14700 South Ravinia Avenue.