Columbus Recreation and Parks Announces the Return of Jack Attack Boccia Tournament
COLUMBUS – Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is excited to
announce the return of Jack Attack, the department’s annual Boccia tournament
for adaptive athletes. Boccia is a game of strategy and accuracy that was
originally designed to be played by people with cerebral palsy. The sport has
grown into a Paralympic sport and includes athletes with impairments that
affect motor skills and those without disabilities. Jack Attack is hosted by
the Adaptive Sports Club of Columbus, part of the Therapeutic Recreation program.
Jack Attack Boccia Tournament
Franklin Park Adventure
1755 E. Broad
Friday: Athlete clinic and skills and drills training from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Referee clinic from 4-7 p.m.
from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Competition from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
A working lunch will be
provided by Spaghetti Warehouse Columbus on Saturday and Sunday for all
registered athletes, sports assistants, coaches and volunteers.
“We are excited to have
the Jack Attack Boccia Tournament back this year,” said Paul Rakosky, interim
director of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. “This event is a favorite
of adaptive athletes in the sport, and is key to their preparation for
competition on the national level.”
can register online at bit.ly/jackattackregister.
The deadline for athlete registration is Aug. 20. Those interested in
volunteering at the event, either in a support role or as a referee, can
register at bit.ly/jackattackvolunteer.
transportation will be available throughout the tournament, from the athletes’
hotel or residence to Franklin Park Adventure Center. Participants needing
transportation must submit a request when they register.
The health and safety of
participants and staff is a top priority, and strong safety protocols remain in
place to ensure everyone’s safety. These include social distancing – staying
six feet away from others – with an understanding of the challenges and
limitations for social distancing with very young children and individuals with
disabilities. Effective Monday, Aug. 16, all City of Columbus employees and
visitors to city buildings are required to wear a face covering. Visit ColumbusRecParks.com
to find out more.