17th Annual McDonald’s® “City-Suburban Showdown”

by Prez Ro, Matteson, IL

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It's official... The 17th Annual "McDonald’s® “City-Suburban Showdown” held February 18 has been moved from the UIC Pavilion to Proviso West High School due to an NCAA bylaw, event promoter Bob Rylko (The Integrity Group) said on Tuesday.

UIC recently informed The Integrity Group that the event could not be held at UIC because of NCAA bylaw, which went into effect on April 28, 2011. The bylaw prohibits nonscholastic events from being conducted at facilities regularly used by Division I athletic programs. Despite the participants, the NCAA considers the event non-scholastic because it's hosted by a private organization.

IMPORTANT NOTE: customers who have already purchased tickets should return them for a refund to the locations where they were bought. Proviso West ticket information is expected to be released soon.

Last year’s City-Suburban Showdown drew 8,184 fans at the UIC Pavilion. Proviso West holds about 2,400 fans, according to Rylko.

“We feel badly about it, but under the circumstances, there’s not much we can do about it,” Rylko said. “We’re moving forward and going to put this behind us.”

Rylko and David Kaplan are co-owners of The Integrity Group, which hosts the City-Suburban Showdown. Rylko said the three games in this year's Showdown will remain on the same date, at the same times.


The three games are as follows:

4:30pm St. Rita versus New Trier

6:30pm Warren versus Proviso East

8:30pm Simeon versus De La Salle

For more visit http://www.integritygrp.com/press21.html

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