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Naperville Park District Offers Esports Rocket League through GGLeagues

Naperville Park District is offering an opportunity for players of all ages to participate in a 3 v 3 esports Rocket League competition this spring in partnership with GGLeagues, a recreational esports league based in Chicago.  Registration is open April 10-18 and is free for this introductory session through www.ggleagues.com.  Play starts at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 and will take place at the same time each Saturday through May 23. Playoffs are scheduled for May 30 from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

GGLeagues is an esports management platform that is focused on making gaming a social experience for players. Due to COVID-19, GGLeagues is supporting the esports community by offering free full service 6-week intramural leagues for all interested schools and organizations.

“Interest in esports has been growing over the past several years,” said Omar Sandoval, director of information technology for the Naperville Park District. “We are happy to have found GGLeagues as a partner to help the District launch an esports program in time to help keep the community active and engaged while sheltering at home.”

Rocket League is a video soccer game held in a virtual stadium featuring rocket-powered cars playing in a challenging, fast-paced soccer contest with elements of a demolition derby.  Participants in the Park District league may form a team or register solo for some friendly online competition from home. Five weeks of play will conclude with playoffs in week six.

Gamers will be placed in one of three divisions depending on skill level, regardless of age:

Medals will be awarded to the division winners as well as the ultimate tournament champion.


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Stacey Fontechia Sales and Sponsorship Manager at 630-848-3575 or at sfontechia@napervilleparks.org.

Looking for an opportunity to have a positive impact on people’s lives while building a fun and dynamic career? Consider the Naperville Park District! It takes all kinds of skills, knowledge and talent to serve the recreation needs of the Naperville community. If you’re passionate about the outdoors, staying active, having fun and encouraging others to do the same, then check out our part-time and full-time career opportunities.

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Funds raised through the Naperville Parks Foundation support the Naperville Park District’s Fee Assistance Program. The Naperville Parks Foundation supports the recreation needs and desires of the residents of Naperville – encouraging health and wellness, fitness, family time, and fun. The Foundation supports the mission of making recreation of all kinds accessible to everyone across the community, regardless of socioeconomic circumstances.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

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