No. 2--05--1218 filed: 12/29/06
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
ROBERT KARAS, as Father and Next Friend ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
of Benjamin S. Karas, a Minor, ) of Du Page County.
v. ) No. 04--L--164
JOSEPH STREVELL, RUSSELL )
ZIMMERMAN, NAPERVILLE CENTRAL )
REDHAWK HOCKEY ASSOCIATION, )
AMATEUR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION OF )
ILLINOIS, INC., and ILLINOIS HOCKEY )
OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION, INC., ) Honorable
) John T. Elsner,
Defendants-Appellees. ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE O'MALLEY delivered the opinion of the court:
Plaintiff, Robert Karas (on behalf of his minor son, Benjamin Karas), appeals the trial court's
dismissal, pursuant to section 2--615 of the Code of Civil Procedure (Code) (735 ILCS 5/2--615
(West 2004)), of his complaint, seeking recovery for an injury to his son, against defendants, Joseph
Strevell, Russell Zimmerman, Naperville Central Redhawk Hockey Association (NCRHA), Amateur
Hockey Association of Illinois, Inc. (AHAI), and Illinois Hockey Officials Association, Inc. (IHOA).
Plaintiff filed his second amended complaint against defendants on September 14, 2004, and
we draw the facts of the case from the allegations stated therein. On January 25, 2004, Benjamin
played in an organized hockey contest against NCRHA's junior varsity hockey team, which included