Broomball Bash

Saturday, Nov. 2, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Cass Park Arena

Register online at this link or download registration document!

The entire community is invited to participate in the Enclose Cass Broomball Bash on Saturday, November 2 at the Cass Park Rink. All proceeds will benefit the Cass Park Arena Enclosure Campaign, a project of the nonprofit Friends of the Ithaca Youth Bureau (FIYB). Broomball games for youth and adults will occur 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Halloween costumes are encouraged but not required for spectators who cheer on the teams, and for players. However, masks cannot be worn while playing. “Monster Mash” will be the theme music for the Broomball Bash.

Eat the Foood Truck will be in the Cass Park parking lot starting at 12:00 noon through the games. Special raffle baskets will be awarded to winning ticket holders. Tickets will be available on Nov. 2 as well as online at the same link as registration and donations.

Broomball Bash gives everyone a chance to support the Cass Park Arena Enclosure Campaign that funds upgrades retaining the 47 year old arena's traditional charm while making it more sustainable and successful.

Games between similar age or experience teams will be scheduled in advance for pre-registrants by October 30, and first come, first served for others. Teams or individuals pay an entry fee to participate; registration forms and waivers include details about footwear, helmets and knee pads needed to play. Game equipment (brooms/sticks , nets and balls) will be supplied by Cass Park.

Broomball is a recreational sport similar to hockey, but with no skates or hockey skills needed. Each team must have a minimum of 6 players, aged 8 years or older, and a maximum of 10 players. Individuals who sign up independently will be placed on a team.

Registration forms can be submitted online or using downloadable document available at friendsiyb.org/cass . Follow @CampaignforCass on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. To ask questions or get involved, contact Mary Grainger at mmgithaca@aol.com or 607-280-4380.

Thanks to all who supported 2018 Enclose Cass Extravaganza!

Enclose Cass Extravaganza on Sunday, November 4 raised another $5,000 for the Cass Park Arena Enclosure Campaign. This third annual event is evidence that the whole community wants to help fund the glass enclosure: 12 teams played Broomball, 30 raised funds via Skate-a-thon, 20 Silent Auction items were donated and then won by highest bidders, and countless generous folks bought from Eat the Foood Truck and the Extravaganza Baked Goods and Beverage Sale! Eat the Foood contributed a generous percentage of their sales to the cause.

Thanks to the businesses and individuals who generously donated items and their time to the Enclose Cass Extravaganza. La Tourelle, Purity, Instant Replay, Collegetown Starbucks, Bev & Co, Mary Beth Ihnken, Cayuga Nail Salon, Plumtree Restaurant, Diane Duthie, Diane’s Downtown Automotive, Hangar Theatre, Mary Grainger, Debbie Whitehead and Evan Earle provided items for the auction.Tompkins Weekly and ESPN Ithaca assisted by helping spread the word.

Volunteer coordinators and workers included Treva Levine and Ithaca Youth Hockey Association, Tait Stevenson and brothers of Cornell’s Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, Jim Dalterio and the Cass Park staff, and the Friends of the Ithaca Youth Bureau board. Nichole Semzbrot, Debbie Whitehead, MaryBeth Ihnken, and supporters from the Ithaca High varsity hockey teams, Tompkins Girls Hockey Association, Ithaca Adult Hockey Association, the Ithaca Sirens and Ithaca Furies actively support the Extravaganza, too.