Saturday, September 30, 2017 – Race starts at 3:00pm
The Great Ball Race Raffle – Grand Prize $1000
Race will be held during the Johnny Appleseed Festival on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 3PM on Brink Street, Downtown Crystal Lake.
In addition to the $1,000 grand prize, runner-ups will receive fun merchandise or gift certificates from participating businesses. Winner need not be present to win.
Here’s how the Great Ball Race works:
- Purchase a numbered raffle ticket. Brightly colored plastic balls will be numbered to correspond with the numbers on the raffle tickets.
- These balls will then be released and “rolled” down Brink Street with the fastest balls winning prizes for their owners.
- Race will be held during the Johnny Appleseed Festival on Saturday, September 30, 2017at 3PM on Brink Street, Downtown Crystal Lake.
- In addition to the $1,000 grand prize, runner-ups will receive fun merchandise or gift certificates from participating businesses. Winner need not be present to win.
Great BIG Ball Race
For extra entertainment, be sure to catch the Great BIG Ball Race (right after the regular ball race). Participants representing our Great BIG Ball Race sponsors will wear colored ball costumes and race UP the hill — just for fun!
2016 Great BIG Ball Runners will represent:
RED – Goal Line Sports Bar & Grill
BLUE – BMO Harris Bank
ORANGE – Herrick Auto Rebuilders
RED/WHITE/BLUE – American Community Bank & Trust
The Johnny Appleseed Festival and Great Ball Race are planned, organized and staffed by volunteers. Thank you to the following sponsors for their support, which enables us to host these wonderful family-friendly events for our community:
- Home State Bank – Major Event Sponsor
- American Community Bank
- Area 51 Tattoos
- Baxter & Woodman
- Benedicts La Strata
- Blush Salon
- BMO Harris Bank
- BMW of Crystal Lake
- The Clothes Gallery
- Color Me Mine
- Country Inn & Suites – Johnny Appleseed sleeps here!
- Countryside Flowershop & Nursery
- Crystal Lake Bank & Trust
- Crystal Lake Historical Society
- Crystal Lake Travel
- Crystal Lake Upholstery
- Dalzell Jewelers
- Express Employment Professionals
- Fabric, Fiber & Finds
- Georgio’s Pizzeria & Pub
- Goal Line Sports Bar & Grill
- Herrick Auto Rebuilders
- Joe’s Barber Shop
- KaleidoScoops Ice Cream
- Kitchen Outfitters
- Lloyds Paint & Paper
- Marvin’s Toy Store
- Mazda of Crystal Lake
- McHenry County Living
- Montessori Pathways School
- Northwest Herald – Print Media Sponsor
- O’Grady’s Barber Shop
- Ormsby Motors
- Out of the Box
- Players Bench Music Store
- Raue Center for the Arts
- State Farm Insurance – Ben Volling, Agent
- Suran Built
- That’s Amore Pizza
- VW of Crystal Lake
- Wear Did U Get That
Thank you to our Sponsors!
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