From the books to the big screen, young, loyal Harry Potter fans broke out their brooms to learn the ins and outs of Quidditch.
The game made popular by the fantasy books and movies is coming to the Rockford area. Saturday's big tournament with the Illinois State Firebirds will bring quite a draw to the area. But before the big game, the team taught area children how to play it in real life at "Kidditch" camp. The free camp for third through eighth graders provided all the supplies, brooms and all.
"It's a supplement to the movies for some kids and what we're hoping is that we're going to get kids interested in the sport and continue to grow it beyond just college and high school age," said Hannah Muller, ISU Quidditch Fundraising Chair.
The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has been gearing up for Rockford's first ever Quidditch tournament. Saturday's and Sunday's tournament is expected to generate roughly $36,000 for area businesses. The games will be at Rockford Park District's Elliot Soccer Fields.
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