If you drive by Chesterton High School on Saturday, May 18 and see a swarm
of kids running around on broomsticks, no, your eyes aren’t deceiving you.
From Noon to 3 p.m., high school students will compete in the 2013 Quidditch
Cup, an adaptation of the magical world’s most popular sport, quidditch,
from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.
The spectacle is open to the public. Admission is free, though donations are
welcome. Proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House in Chicago.
Organized by the CHS yearbook staff, the event is in its second year.
“It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen,” yearbook adviser Bill Caulton said.
“You’ve got people trying to throw a dodgeball through a set of hoops, other
people throwing dodgeballs at them, one player from each team chasing a kid
dressed up in yellow from head to toe, and all of this is happening on
In addition to the action on the field, spectators can enjoy chocolate wands
and other Harry-Potter themed foods and refreshment.
With eight teams, two for each of the four houses in Harry Potter, and 85
total participants, Caulton said this year’s tournament may be twice as big
as last year’s, which raised more than $1,000 for CHS Art Teacher Adam
Schultz’s son Rusty, diagnosed with brain cancer.
“Donating money for a good cause is the ultimate goal,” Caulton said, “but
to be able to provide a fun, unique, and memorable event for everyone
involved makes it even better.”