Update: August 1st, 2016
The Chicago Invite has been a crazy, intense, awesome journey for nearly 10 years. It’s brought us much happiness and joy and also, as you all know, much stress. Over the years, the weather has dealt us many interesting weekends from the hot sun to snow storms and ice. Every tournament and year was unique and each had a new community of teams who helped define it.
But, at this point in both of our lives, we have come to the decision that it is time to say goodbye. We are extremely sad to end our event, but it is time for us to move on. We know that our event will be missed but we are confident other options in the midwest will continue to persist and teams who have come to our event in the past will start new traditions.
We cannot say thank you to the hundreds of teams who have come to our event since 2008. The CI would be nothing without the community who helped shape it and we are grateful to have been your tournament directors. The Ultimate community is a special place and we are thankful to have been part of that community as tournament directors. Best of luck in all your future seasons and God bless.
Luke and Kelly Johnson
CI TDs 2008-2015