Chicago Rush: May 6

All the Pack 24 cub scouts that came to our March pack meeting had a chance to meet Justin Roper, a quarterback for the Chicago Rush Arena Football team.

Chicago Rush QB
Chicago Rush QB Justin Roper

He told us all about the differences between arena football and the traditional outdoor version of the game.  He also taught us about some quarterback fundamentals: balance, lunge, and swing the hammer high!  I think we also all have a much better understanding of “quick-release” mechanics, thanks to Justin.  Thanks to his visit, we also received a bunch of neat posters and flyers.

As he mentioned during his visit, the Rush are going to host scout night on May 6 when they play the Iowa Barnstormers.  In addition to watching some great fast-paced football, scouts and their families will have the chance to benefit from:

  • Reduced price admission for scouts, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket sale will be donated to support the Des Plaines Valley Council.
  • Pre-game festivities, in-game promotions, and scout-exclusive raffles for Rush prizes.
  • All scouts will receive a free Chicago Rush Scout Patch
  • Scouts and families can stay after the game for autographs from their favorite Rush players.
Rush Logo
Scout Night is May 6

The game against the Barnstormers is scheduled for 3pm on Sunday, May 6.  The Rush play at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL, which is a 20 minute drive up First Avenue / River Road from Riverside.  We are going to register as a group, and registration will close on Tuesday April 10th; this is the date of our April pack meeting.  

A seating chart for the types of tickets can be found here 2012_RUSH_SCOUTDAY.  Note that we are only going to purchase tickets in bulk for families that register for the blue or purple seating areas.  Last year, most families chose to register for the lower-cost “purple” tickets.  If you have any questions: email us at

Click here to register today!


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