Basketball? Check. Lacrosse? Check. Bumper Cars? Another resounding check. So how exactly did a game with a mixed bag of rules and strategies, incorporating many different sports come about?
It all began with a simple question. Where could a large group of people in need of a good time, yet unable to do so outside for months on end, go in their time of need? Lombard, Illinois of course! In 1993, Sam Elias, our founder, moved from Florida to Chicago in order to bring to the people the thing that they so desperately desired: 4,000 square feet of pure bumping, crossing, slam dunking bliss, all without the possibility of being arrested. Thus an idea was born.
Sam realized that the nine to fivers out there needed a release, and something else to do rather than Tuesday night bowling. That idea and that desire turned out to be even greater than Sam ever could have expected. Three years later another location was added near downtown Chicago and eight years after that a third made its way into the world in Vernon Hills. If that were not enough, just to make sure that all bases had been fully covered and to the glee of adrenaline junkies everywhere, a laser tag facility and a climbing wall were thrown into the batch. WhirlyBall’s main goal is to ensure that you above all have fun while you are here and always leave with a smile on your face.
So if your friend has ever asked how and why someone could dream up such a thing, bring them on down and show them for yourself, just make sure they are on the opposite team!
For more information check out our website or call us at (773)486-7777.