Midwest Punjabi Sports Club holds 9th

Chicago IL: Panjab Sports Club Midwest Chicago hosted the 9th International Kabaddi and Volley-Ball Cup tournament at Busse Woods Forest Preserve (intersection of Higgins Road and Arlington heights Road) in Elk Grove Village on 9:00 AM, Sunday July 3, 2011. Over 2500 spectators and Kabaddi fans with their families and friends from Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Kentucky, Seattle & Iowa attended the tournament, engaging day of sports, food, and live entertainment.

Participants were male and ranged from the ages 18-40 and were from various parts of North America. Teams of Kabaddi teams are from New York, Canada, Dallas, Cincinnati, Chicago – Doaba Sports Club, and Punjab sports Club Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio. Volleyball Teams are: Crown Point, Indiana, Dallas, Michigan, and Five Local.

1st prize for Kabaddi was $3100 Donated By D Line Logistics: Nirbhai Singh Dhanoa and Manprit Singh Aujla and 2nd prize for Kabaddi was $2100 Donated by Toor Brothers.

1St Prize for Volleyball $1000 Donated by Habi Grewal and 2nd Prize: $ 500 Donated by Habi Grewal

The final match was played between New York and Toronto team. Toronto team won Sub. Kartar Singh Dhaliwal Kabaddi Cup and First prize of $3100 for Kabaddi ($3100 Donated by D Line Logistics: Nirbhai Singh Dhanoa and Manprit). New York Team grabbed Trophy / 2nd Prize of $2100 Donated by Toor Brothers. The final match was very close and highlighted the physical strength as well as the overwhelming skills of the players and kept spectators on the edge of their seats. Participants from both sports were in excellent shape and their hard work as well as immense training was obvious to all audiences. The afternoon of sports was followed by a presentation of appreciation plaques to the various contributors of the event for their moral and financial support, which was pivotal in the execution of the event. Trophies were awarded to all participants for their excellent performances.

Live Commentary by world-renowned Kabaddi commentator Rajwinder singh Radial thrilled the spectators with their typical and traditional Punjabi quotations and unique vocabulary. Not only they did commentary but also gave the complete background of each player.

Numerous individuals were happy to see that the rich Punjabi traditions and heritage was present in the second and third generation of Indian-Americans. Many participants were American born but were fluent in Punjabi and had immense passion and respect for their extraordinary culture and customs.

The Chief Guest was Honorable Consul General Mrs. Mukta Tomar, Sunny Dhoor from Michigan and the Guests of Honor were Darshan Singh Dhaliwal, Honorable Guest Col . Nirmal Singh Singha , Harkishan Singh Bhatti, Rajinder Singh Bains,Gurdev Singh Bhattal, Balwinder Singh first Choice Carpet and delete Gurmeet Singh Gakhal Harkishan Singh Bhatti, Col. Nirmal Singh Singha, and Gurmeet Singh Gakhal. Mrs. Mukta Tomar commended the efforts by the club to promote the games and gave appreciation awards to Sponsors.

Representatives of Different Organizations, which showed their help and financial support, Chicago Truck Union, PHO, PCS, PAO, Punjabi Youth Association Chicago, Punjab Lions Club Chicago, Doaba Sports Club Chicago, AASA, United Senior Citizen Organization, Punjabi American Youth Club Indiana, PCS Michigan, Rangla Punjab Organization, PCO Milwaukee, Five River Entertainment, SRS Cultural and Sports Community Indiana, PCS South Bend, Baba Makhan Shah Lavana Sikh Center South Bend

Revise Organizing Committee: Honoraray Chairman Biant Singh Boparai, Managing Director Lucky Sahota, Mandeep Singh Bhura, Parminder Singh Goldi, Ladi Multani

Board: Manjeet Singh Dhanoa -President, Jagdev Singh Jeda – Senior Vice President, Satinder Singh Susana – Executive Secretary, Vikarm Singh Sidhu – Treasurer, Happy Grewal – Joint Secretary, Lokh Simpark – Media; Members: Inderjit Singh Mukar, Balbir Singh Badhwan, Jot Singh Sidhu, Gurmeet Bhat, Gurdev Singh, Subha Singh, Jagdeep Singh, Parminder Singh Pinda, Jasbir Dhaliwal, Dilarj Dhindsa, Kuljeet Inder Singh Bandra, Neetu Grewal, Sonu Khera, Harjinder Singh Birk, Jitnder Singh Chuhan, Kulwant Singh Nagra, Dhalli Pathal, Shinda Mali, Satnam Singh Sandhu, Sunny Sekhon, Lakhbir Singh Aujla, Harpreet Singh Sidhu, Amritpal Singh Mangat. Past Chairman – Nirmal Singh Singa, Micky Kahlon, Joginder Singh Rangi, Makhan Singh. Advisory Comittee: Jassi Sahota- Chairman, Swarn Singh Sekhon, Avtar Singh Aulak, Ravinder Singh Hanjra, Sunny Kular, Sukhmel Singh Atwal, Jai Ram Singh Khalon, Dr. Harjinder Khaira, Jai Dev Singh Bhattal, Darshan Basran, Mahinder Bhattal, Indermohan Singh Chabbra, Harvinderpal Singh, Harbir Virk, Satnam Singh Aulakh, Lakhbir Singh Sandhu, Harjeet Gill, Sunny Dhillon, Jasa Randhawa, Lakhwant Singh Komal, Bobby Bhat, Daljeet Singh Gill, Charnjeet Singh Rai, Dimpu Kahlon Grand Sponsors for the events were Darshan Singh Dhaliwal (Bulk Petroleum), Balwinder Singh A-One Carpets. Platinum Sponsors were Harjit Singh Sahi (Indiana Petro),Sarban Singh Tiwana (Indiana Petro),Darshan Singh Darar,Pritpal Singh Ghotra ,Gurcharan Singh Jhaj (Punjab Auto),Jaidev Singh Bhathal (Punjab Auto),Paul Khalil, R&S Petro,Nirmal Singh Singha,Rajinder Singh Bains,Harjinder Singh Sandhu.Gold Sponsors were Combined Oil,Bachan Singh Gill ,Pakhar Singh Sidhu,Balbir Singh Saini,Amarjit Singh Sandhar,Harbhajan Singh Sandhawalia,Bahadar Singh Boparai,Jagdishar Singh Kler,Surjit Singh Toor,Varinder Singh Sahi, Manjit Singh Nagra,Baldev Singh Sallan,Kiranjit Singh Bawa, Amrik Singh (Amar Carpets),Gurinder Singh Dhillon,Virk Mart,Sukhminder Singh Billu, (India Palace),Lakhbir Singh Sandhu,Kuldip Singh Lang,Yadwinder Singh Khatra,Dharminder Singh Khatra,Mandip Singh Bhura,Jaspal Singh Jassi,Gurinder Singh Gill,Sukhwinder Singh Basra,Manjit Singh Kehal,Makhan Singh Gill,Jaspal Singh Ghotra,Satpal Singh Satta,Harinder Singh Toor,Kulwinder Singh Nadala,Jimmy Brar, Nick Gakhal, Sunny Dhoorh,Sunny Kular, Sukhmel Singh Atwal, Gulzar Singh Multani,Vinay Chopra.Silver Sponsors were Gurdial Singh Basran,Hardial Singh Deol, Harpal Singh Pamma, Narinder Singh Munder,Beant Singh Boparai, Jagjit Singh Dhindsa,Salwan Trading, Inc,Raj Grewal,Jugraj Singh Atwal,Kuldip Singh Tanda,Baljit Singh Sidhu,Jaswinder Singh Lakhan,Nilesh Topiwala(Universal Accounting), Jagmmet Singh, Charanjeet Singh Rai,Kulwinder Singh Malhi,Avtar Singh,RK Carpets,Bode Liquors,Jagjit Singh Dhindsa,D.S. Mangat, Khem Singh Virk and Deepak Shah.

Evening entertainment was by Baljit Malwa, Jasdeep Grewal, Nimma Dalewal, Kumar Khatkal Klan

Media Sponsor: Punjab Times, Desi Junction, 1530AM, Ranuak Mela, 1590AM, TV Asia, G Punjab, Sangeet Darpan, Shera Punjab, Amritsar Times and Asian Media USA.

There were 4 Forest Department Security Officers and 6 Private Security Officers will be on hand. Proper security arrangements have been made. It’s a family event.

Overall, the event was a great success and all guests raved about the wonderful organization of the unforgettable event.

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Suresh Bodiwala
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