Sports always play a major role in one’s life. Wherever you go, from India to US, the major sport may differ but participation for all kinds of sports always beats organizers expectations. That’s the power of sports. Being well aware of this, North America Telugu Society (NATS) Chicago chapter has successfully organized Throwball tournament, exclusively for women, in the Midwestern area. The tournament took place on September 18th in Bolingbrook, Illinois. The tournament attracted teams from multiple states including Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Illinois making it a grand Midwestern tournament. The day was filled with vibrant energy and competitive friendly games. The event brought together various friends and families with over 150 attendees.
This tournament was spearheaded by Bindu Veedulamudi, NATS Chicago Cultural coordinator. Organizers conveyed sincere thanks to the local NATS leadership Madan Pamulapati, Murthy Koppaka, Vijay Venigalla, Ravi Srikakulam, Krishna Nimmagadda, Lakshmi Bojja, Venu Krishnardula, Dr Prasudha Nunna, Hareesh Jammula, and Karthik Modukuri. Kudos to the entire NATS Chicago chapter for handling the logistics, venue, food, and scheduling.
Of course, the event wouldn’t have been a huge success without support from many community friends. A huge thanks to Silpa Yerra, Pooja Sawant, Roja Seelamsetti, Bindu Balineni, Pradeepa, Priyanka Gupta, Sandhya Ambati, Sumathi Neppali, Rama Koppaka, Ravi Kiran Ala, Siva Desu Rajesh Veedulamudi, RK Balineni, Pandu Chengalsetti, Yajnesh, Kiran Ambati, Tushar Sawant, and many other friends.
Winners received $300 and runners received $200 prize money. Trophies were also presented. Congratulations to tournament champions ASC Tigresses from Wisconsin and runners up Hurricanes from Illinois. Organizers thanked all the sponsors for continued support.