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October 3, 2009

To Our Beloved Chicago Siblings,

Although our friends in Rio will certainly require our emotional and financial support in the coming seven years—and possibly we’ll be asked to offer housing to thousands of residents likely to be evacuated from their homes to make way for the 2016 Games, but that’s cool, we’ll make room, we owe them—it’s important to take a moment to thank the keepers of the Unlympic Spirit. Without them the Windy City would have signed on today for billions of dollars of debt; massive construction projects for facilities to sit largely unused after their completion, minus the three-week sports party that holds their purpose, of course; and the evacuation of our neighbors from their homes. Not to mention the three weeks, seven years down the road, during which downtown would have been *hell*.

So, thank you, competitors in and fans of the Winter 2009 Unlympiad. May your torch for democracy, non-corporate play, and the concerns and needs of your fellow Chicago citizens always burn bright.


Monday Night Peace Party: June 8

June 6, 2009

Sports Fans,

The Summer Unlympic Games are almost upon us—and the 2016 Games October 2 host city decision right behind. So Monday night at Danny’s we’re hosting a Peace Party and we’d love for you to come out and play some drinking games of your own while we start to plan our summer program. (Not a bad time to send along interested sponsors for the early August games either, so if you know any southside social justice orgs who have a stake in the host city decision and want to work with us, do send along!)

Summer 2009 Unlympiad Peace Party
Monday June 8, 2009
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Danny’s Tavern 1951 W. Dickens

Danny’s is the official sponsor of the Summer 2009 Drinking Games.

Attention Sports Fans!

May 16, 2009

We are currently planning our Summer 2009 season and would be delighted to have your participation. Want to host, sponsor, fund or ref a game? Great! Want to perform your magic act at our fundraiser? Cool! Have a whole bunch of team uniforms you don’t know what else to do with? Awesome! Get in touch with the UOC by sending an email or signing up for the mailing list on the right.

We look forward to seeing you this Summer!