Concordia's Dartball Team

Concordia was one of the original 12 founding members of the Lutheran Dart League in 1932. However, the church could only field a team for a few years, and withdrew from the league after the 1936 - 1937 season. After a 69-year absence from the league, Concordia returned for the 2006 - 2007 season and has been playing ever since.

Concordia is in the Eastern Conference of the Lutheran Dart League, and plays against the following Lutheran churches:

   St. John, Forest Park
   Holy Trinity, Burbank
   Christ, Clarendon Hills
   St. John, Darien
   Immanuel, Hillside

Half of the nights are played at home, and half are played at the other churches.

Dartball is open to all male members of the congregation who have been confirmed or are in Confirmation Class. Games are played on Tuesday nights from September through April. Three games are played each night of the season. Setup and practice for home games begins at 7:00pm. Visiting teams are allowed to practice for 10 minutes beginning at 7:20pm. The first game starts promptly at 7:30pm.

Dues are $2 per night of the season. Fines of 10¢ are collected for Off-Boards, Diapers, Double Plays (20¢) and leaving a runner on third base, with a maximum of $1 per night. Dues money is used to pay the dues imposed by the league and to purchase new dart boards and darts. Money collected from fines is used to finance the "team party" at the end of the season.

Each team member is scheduled to bring "goodies" to home games once or twice per season.

For more information regarding Concordia’s Dartball Team please contact Duane Bjorklund or any member of the team, either at church, through the church office or through Concordia’s Web Master.