February 2012 - PLAYDATE FOR MOMMY
Did you read the title correctly? This play date adventure is for the mommies to take a break from the daily grind; the hustle and bustle of running the kids here there and everywhere, the cooking, the cleaning, the projects, and tending to the significant others in our lives. You have gone to the spa, had a manicure, relieved stress through a massage; you also probably left feeling relaxed, comforted, and peaceful. But sometimes you need to let loose and release your stress by speeding, bumping, banging, and shooting. Grab your girlfriends for a whole new Girls Night Out.
If you haven’t played WhirlyBall, you must try. It’s definitely not kids play and you must be over twelve years old and at least 4’6” or be an adult to play. It is most fun if you go with a large group of people and form teams of five. The game has been likened to lacrosse, hockey, and basketball, all combined together while adding bumper cars. If laughter is the best medicine, you will feel incredible after this play date. Picture yourself in a bumper car with a stick as your steering wheel, while holding a hand-held scoop and trying to shoot a whiffle ball into a basket. After a few trips up and down the court, you quickly become an expert driver and learn how to work with your team members to block shots, cut off those in pursuit of YOUR whiffle ball, and leave the court feeling exhilarated and empowered!
The game of WhirlyBall becomes quickly addictive and a professional referee ensures that even the most aggressive players stay in check. In between games, you can enjoy refreshing drinks at the full service bar or a quick appetizer and pizza to satisfy your hunger. While waiting your turn, you can also enjoy a game of foosball or air hockey, and even LASERTRON at some locations.
WhirlyBall has multiple locations and offers a west suburban spot at 800 E. Roosevelt Road in Lombard. Their phone number is 630-932-4800 and the website is www.whirlyball.com. Court times and fees vary, call for details.