"This year, my daughter Avery was able to participate in a sports academy and a summer activity that she absolutely loved, and both are positive activities that appear to be early passions for her. A year ago, I had no idea that these two particular programs even existed. If we had not gone to LinConnect last fall, I would not have even been aware of the opportunities. Attending was a great opportunity for her to see a bit about the programs and for me to meet and connect with the individuals involved in the programs. Both were invaluable and we look forward to seeing what LinConnect has to offer this year!"
DATE & TIME: Sunday, November 15, 2015 | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Lancaster Event Center, Lincoln (4100 N. 84th Street - View map)
Tickets for free admission to LinConnect will be available at all Casey's Lincoln locations while supplies last!
At the door:
Ages 17 & Under - Free
Adults 18 & Over - $2
All admission benefits the Cornhusker State Games Adopt an Athlete fund. Learn more at CornhuskerStateGames.com/Adopt.
What is LinConnect?
LinConnect is a youth sports/activity expo designed to help parents connect with youth sports/activity organizations, from sports clubs/ teams and martial arts to music, dance, crafts and camps. Youth organizations from around the area will have booths and demo space where parents and children can get more information and meet the organizers personally in one convenient location.
New for 2015
The Demonstration Zone is a new addition to this year's event. Vendors will have the opportunity to reserve a 20-minute slot to show-off what their organization can offer. There will be space in the middle of the vendor area where attendees can gather around and each organization will have their opportunity to be the center of attention. Time slots will be on a first-come, first-served basis and will fill up fast.
Organization Demo Times
*As of 11/13/15
10:40 a.m. - Junior Rockets Wrestling Club
11 a.m. - CK Dance Academy
1 p.m. - Nebraska Ballet Theatre & School
1:20 p.m. - Jing Mo Tong Lion Dancers
1:40 p.m. - Lincoln Martial Arts Center
2:20 p.m. - Nebraska Ballet Theatre & School
2:40 p.m. - Lincoln Parks & Recreation
3 p.m. - Greater Impact
4:20 p.m. - Junior Rockets Wrestling Club
*As of 11/13/15
4H, UNL Extension
Active Life Family Chiropractic
CK Dance Academy
The Driven Academy
Frozen 4 U
Fundamental Athletic Academy
Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs
Great Plains Volleyball
The Haymarket Theater
John Breslow Ice Hockey Center
Junior Rockets Wrestling Club
Lancaster Youth Softball Association
Lincoln Martial Arts Center
Lincoln Parks & Recreation
Lincoln Youth Sports Association
Lincoln Youth Track Club
National Fishing in Schools Program
Nebraska Ballet Theatre & School
Nebraska National Guard
Nebraska Sports Council
Nerium International (EHT)
No Coast Jr. Derby
Play It Again Sports
Red Dirt Running Company
Star City Figure Skating Club
Star City Sports
Timberwolves Athletic Association
UNL Campus Rec - Youth Activities
Vinnie Krikac State Farm
Wellness One Nebraska
Youth Actors Academy of Lincoln
View Vendor Layout Map
Saturday, November 14: Doors will be open from 12 – 6 p.m. Check in with the staff at the entrance where you will receive a packet of information and directions to your booth. LinConnect representatives will be on hand throughout the day. Once your booth supplies are unloaded, you must park your vehicle(s) in the parking lot BEFORE returning to set up.
November 15: Doors will reopen at 8 a.m. Be completely set-up by 9:30 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
TEAR DOWN: Tear down will begin at 6 p.m. Displays must not be taken down before 6 p.m. on Sunday.
CANCELLATIONS: No refunds will be issued if vendors are unable to attend.
EXHIBIT BOOTH/SPACE RESTRICTIONS:
LinConnect follows standard industry rules regarding exhibits. This includes but is not limited to the specified rules below:
• You may not expand beyond your pre-determined space. This includes physical objects as well as audio infringement (e.g. loud music, shouting to customers).
• No booth may have any object higher than 8’ without prior approval.
• No booth may block reasonable sigh lines of another exhibitor. The last 3 feet of the sides closest to the aisle may be no taller than 4’.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: All vendors must register by Wednesday, November 4.