What: The Rockford Convention & Visitors Bureau, (RACVB) Rockford Park District, Ultiworld, and CUT Camps are thrilled to welcome teams from around the country to the High School National Invite. This is the premier high school ultimate frisbee tournament in the United States and is returning to the Rockford region for the first time since 2019.

Over 32 teams will compete in the tournament, including 16 boy’s teams and 16 girl’s teams totaling 640 players.  Teams average 20 players each, with some teams traveling from California, Massachusetts, and Washington. An additional 600 spectators are set to attend, with 500 hotel night stays booked which will bring an estimated economic impact from visitor spending of approximately $223,526 to the Rockford region.

Winners of the Neuqua Knockout, a Midwest Ultimate Frisbee tournament, held at Mercyhealth Sportscore Two on May 4 –5, 2024, were given a bid to compete in this tournament. This will mark the 6th year for the tournament.

“We are so excited to welcome the High School National Invite to MercyHealth Sportscore Two this weekend,” said Lindsay Arellano RACVB Vice President of Sales and Service. “Competition should be fierce with 16 boys and 16 girl’s teams from states as far away as California. We hope the participants can get out and explore and enjoy their time in the Rockford region and we hope the locals can visit the tournament see the great game of ultimate!”

When: Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 8, 2024

Where: Mercyhealth Sportscore Two

8800 E. Riverside Blvd, Loves Parks, IL 61111

Why: This is by far the highest caliber high school ultimate frisbee tournament of the year. Nearly every top team in America is attending, and every team is ranked within the top 25.

Several teams are participating from the Midwest including Minnesota and Kentucky, however, no Illinois teams qualified.

"The High School National Invite is thrilled to be back in Rockford, the birthplace of the event,” said Charlie Eisenhood Ultiworld CEO and High School National Invite Organizer. “The fantastic facilities and close proximity to multiple airports makes it a perfect location for the best high school ultimate teams in the country to contend for a championship."

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. www.gorockford.com

The Rockford Park District improves the quality of life for citizens by providing a vibrant park system that increases property values, stimulates economic development, decreases juvenile crime, and improves our communities’ health. The Rockford Park District also protects the environment, employs thousands of area kids for the first time, and brings the community together to enjoy life. www.rockfordparkdistrict.org.



Lindsay Arellano, RACVB Vice President of Sales and Service, 815.489.1653 or larellano@gorockford.com