EVENT HISTORY & PURPOSEThe OK Classic is one very full day of fun and competitive co-ed, 14-inch softball. This tournament was our original fundraiser and still serves as one of our most important days of the year to gather community in connection to the mission. The softball offers an opportunity for the Warriors to stand on the same playing field as their peers, in a fully inclusive space. We cherish these interactions and the team and player connections truly reflect what our mission is all about.
This event also offers a full-on, family-friendly festival atmosphere in addition to the games. We feature a wide variety of donated food and beverage from some of our finest local partners. We also host a massive kid's activity area, a party tent with seating and college football reeling all day. This year's event will be spaced and organized with COVID-conscious measures, utilizing the wide-open spaces of the park to allow for all of the fun in the safest way.
This event began in 2007 as a memorial to a very dear friend of the Warriors who passed away at a young age while serving as an Americorps volunteer in Alaska. The KG Classic, named after Kathleen Garrigan is often considered the launching pad of Opportunity Knocks. Several years later, the event was re-named the OK Classic, honing its focus on the OK mission. The KG spirit lives on at OK, while the Classic continues to be a key fundraising event in support of the programs at OK.
Park District of Forest Park Softball Fields
7501 Harrison Street | Forest Park, Illinois 60130
Monday, July 28th @ 7:00 pm
Team Fee & Roster Deadline
Friday, September 9th
Monday, September 19th @ 6:00 PM | Location: VIRTUAL
Friday, September 23rd is the deadline for fundraising competition | 10:00 PM
First Round Games Begin | 8:00AM (subj to change based on total # of teams)
Mid Day Ceremonies - Pause Tournament Play | 12:00 PM -- Greetings, Thanks & Mission Moment, followed by honors & prizes for top team and individual fundraisers
The Alex Kolovitz Memorial Warrior Showdown | 12:30 PM -- Exhibition Game: OK Warriors vs. WSSRA Bobcats dedicated in memory of beloved Warrior & Bobcat Alex Kolovitz
Tournament Play Resumes | 1:30 PM
Championship Game | 7:30pm (subj to change based on total # of teams)
CLICK HERE for link to tournament bracket
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
The Kathy Garrigan Kid’s Fun Zone
10:00am – 5:00pm
10:00am – 7:00pm
11:00am – 8:00pm
FOOD & DRINK
Breakfast is served!
8:00am – 10:30am
Begin Lunch Service
Begin Adult Beverage Service