Reitz Student Union to give free bowling games to area children this summer
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Area children looking for something to do this summer now have a new option. The Reitz Student Union Game Room at the University of Florida is teaming up with Kids Bowl Free to give away games of bowling to children 15 and younger between May 14 and Aug. 17.
The Game Room, in partnership with Kids Bowl Free, will offer two free games of bowling every day as a way to give back to the Gainesville community for its support throughout the school year.
“We are participating in the program for the first time this year. We are hoping that it will give support back to the community, the married students who have children and staff of the University,” said Charlotte Dare, game room manager. “We are also hoping that it will reach some of those people who do not realize that they can utilize the game room. Our facility is a safe, alcohol- and smoke- free environment that is not only here for the UF students.”
Kids Bowl Free is a national organization that aims to provide opportunities for K-8 students during the summer months. The program has more than 1,000 participating bowling centers in 48 states and Canada. During the summer of 2011, more than 800,000 families and 1,785,000 children participated in the program.
“Over the past five years more than 5 million children have taken advantage of this great opportunity to have fun, get exercise and partake in America’s No. 1 participation recreation, and this summer we anticipate that an additional 2 million will enroll and bowl,” said Bruce Davis, president of BBBI/Kids Bowl Free.
The program provides fun, economical activities for families looking for something to do in the summer months. Parent Jessica Goodwin, a participant in the program, said, “We love Kids Bowl Free. It provides us with a fun family activity at a great price! My daughters love bowling so this is perfect!”
To register your child, please go online to www.KidsBowlFree.com/Reitz. Families that register will receive coupons valid for two free bowling games via email every Sunday morning from the starting date until the conclusion of the program.
Reitz Union Game Room, Charlotte Dare, email@example.com, 352-392-7186
Kids Bowl Free, Darin Spindler, firstname.lastname@example.org, 920-632-7018
- Emily Davis, EmilyD@union.ufl.edu, 352-273-4444