EVENT HISTORY & PURPOSE

The 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.


EVENT LOCATION

Park District of Forest Park Softball Fields 

7501 Harrison Street  |  Forest Park, Illinois 60130


FUNDRAISING SCHEDULE

Team Registration
Monday, July 30th @ 12:00 pm

Team Fee & Roster Deadline
Wednesday, September 8th

Captain’s Meeting
Monday, September 20th @ 8:00 PM |  Location: VIRTUAL

Fundraising Deadline
Friday, September 24th is the deadline for fundraising competition  | 10:00 PM


TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

First Round Games Begin  |  8:00AM

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

CLICK HERE for link to tournament bracket


FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

ACTIVITIES

Play It Again Sports Equipment Drive
10:00am – 3:00pm

The Kathy Garrigan Kid’s Fun Zone
10:00am – 5:00pm

Backyard Games 
10:00am – 7:00pm 

ENTERTAINMENT

Squares/Football Games 
11:00am – 8:00pm

Spotify+Live Music & Entertainment 
11:00am – 8:00pm

FOOD & DRINK

Breakfast is served! 
8:00am – 10:30am | Kribi Coffee & Daly Bagel 

Daytime Eats & Drinks 
11:00am | Knockout Catering Co., Alpine, Big Guys Sausage Stand, Bertollis, Brown Cow, Deep Eddy, Heaven Hill, Burkes Beverage & White Claw