'Elk Grove's nice to everyone': Mayor's Day 2 diary from the Bahamas Bowl

 
By Craig Johnson
Special to the Daily Herald
Updated 12/18/2018 6:43 PM
hello
  • Zach Sharpe, Stern Pinball's director of marketing, left, and Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson, right, congratulate Toledo linebacker Tyler Taafe on winning a pinball tournament, ahead of the Elk Grove-sponsored Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl.

    Zach Sharpe, Stern Pinball's director of marketing, left, and Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson, right, congratulate Toledo linebacker Tyler Taafe on winning a pinball tournament, ahead of the Elk Grove-sponsored Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl. Courtesy of Craig Johnson

  • Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

    Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

  • Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson

Welcome to Day 2 of the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl.

The two football teams arrived today -- Toledo and Florida International. We're going to be having our team dinner where we get to welcome the teams here and kick off the festivities for the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl.

We got a little surprise tonight. Stern Pinball -- the largest manufacturer of pinball machines in America and housed in Elk Grove Village -- is going to have a pinball contest and afterward the winning team gets a free pinball machine. But Elk Grove's nice to everyone. We're gonna make sure both teams go home with a brand new pinball machine from Stern Pinball.

• Editor's Note: Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson is sending a daily journal from Nassau, Bahamas, in advance of the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl, to be played Friday, Dec. 21. The village spent $300,000 to sponsor the college football bowl game, which uses the village's business marketing tagline.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.