After a successful program of Makar Sankranti, Maharashtra Mandal of Chicago had yet another feather in their cap, MMC Sports Day! On March 2nd, at Play n Thrive facility, 130+ players participated in Table Tennis, Badminton, Carrom and Throwball tournaments.
This year, many non-Maharashtrians participated in the event, showcasing the spirit of ‘community outreach’. All the participants received light snacks such as ‘Vada pav’, fruits, juice, tea-coffee and specially designed MMC T-shirt.
With the help of volunteers, all the nail-biting finals were shown live on Facebook which was a great proof of how our mandal is leveraging technology to promote sports and healthy lifestyle.
This year’s main attraction was women ‘Throwball’ tournament, which was conducted for the first time in the history of MMC. There were total 7 teams (7 players per team) and the games were really interesting. Inspired from this tournament, MMC has formed MMC Throwball team at Naperville and Schaumburg locations for women 18 and above. If you are interested please contact us.
All the games were competitive and it was a treat for eyes to watch these games, especially the finals. First place and runner-ups were awarded with cash prizes and gift coupons. The tournament results were as follows:
Table Tennis (Singles – kids) – Total 8 participants
First place: Akshay M
Runner-up: Rithvik Mane
Table Tennis (Singles) – Total 22 participants
First place: Veera Saravanan Chandrika
Runner-up: Tushar Naik
Badminton (Doubles) – Total 16 participants
First place: Ajit – Naresh
Runner-up: Prudhvi – Peter
Carrom (Singles) – Total 19 participants
First place: Subhash Vaidya
Runner-up: Sandeep Raje
Throwball (Ladies) – Total 7 participants
First place: GREEN Herricanes
Please share your feedback, suggestions about the MMC Sports Day in comments section.
Ok, then let’s meet on March 30th to celebrate Maharashtrian new year ‘Gudhi Padwa’. On this beautiful occasion, we are very happy to bring a superb Marathi natak ‘Eka lagnachi pudhachi gosht’. If you haven’t booked the tickets yet, please visit us at www.mahamandalchicago.org
The Maharashtra Mandal Chicago 2019 Team