Rockford Holding Pregame Rally for Table Tennis Event

3 Oct, 2019

The North American Olympic Table Tennis Trials will be at the BMO Harris Bank Center on October 5. Be sure to come and enjoy the FREE all-ages pregame street festival, RALLY RKFD, presented by Northwest Bank, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on State and Main Streets in downtown Rockford. There will be food and beverages from local vendors and restaurants, a live DJ, bouncy houses, street hockey and recreational table tennis for all ages.

The community is invited to participate in aCeremonial Ping Pong Ball Drop at 2 p.m. The balls landing closest to the target will win cash prizes of $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $100 for third place. Following the drop, the doors for the Olympic Trials will open at 3 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center.

We encourage organizations and businesses to purchase multiple raffle balls. Ping pong balls are $5 each or $20 for a five-pack. Balls can be purchased online at, in person at RACVB(102 N. Main St.) or BMO Harris Bank Center box office (300 Elm St.). RACVB will send you an email with your assigned numbers.

Enter the raffle at this link

Immediately following Rally RKFD please also join us as the road to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics goes through Rockford, Illinois! Be there for the 2019 ITTF North American Olympic Table Tennis Trials onSaturday, October 5 at the BMO Harris Bank Center. More information can be found at

This is a huge milestone in Rockford’s sports tourism history, as this marks the first time since 2012 that the North American Olympic Table Tennis Trials have been held in the U.S. Come and be a part of sports history.

Thank you to our sponsors who have helped to support this event:

?Rally RKFD Sponsor

  • Northwest Bank

In-Kind Sponsors

  • Lamar Advertising
  • WIFR
  • WREX
  • WTVO/Fox
  • Midwest Family Broadcasting
  • Townsquare Media
  • LaMonica Beverages

Cash Sponsor

  • Rockford University

About RACVB: RACVB is responsible for promoting the Rockford region as an attractive travel destination and enhancing its public image as a dynamic place to live and work. Through the impact of travel, RACVB strengthens the economic position of the region and provides opportunities for people in our communities.


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