Celebrate a “Day for Kids” with Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County

By: Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Last Updated: August 9, 2012

BGC-Day-for-KidsKids who sign up for a Club membership that day can win a Laser Tag birthday party from Zao Island

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County announced their annual “Boys & Girls Clubs Day for Kids” will be held on September 15, 2012 at Zao Island, located at 1050 Horse Prairie Avenue, Valparaiso, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Each year, hundreds of kids and adults take part in this Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s celebration of families and fun. “Day for Kids” is a national family event emphasizing the importance of meaningful time spent between caring adults and children.

The first 450 people can purchase discounted tickets for $3.00 per person. After the first 450 tickets are sold, the price increases to $6.50 per ticket. Each ticket is good for one round of mini-golf, 20 arcade/ batting cage tokens, and their choice of one additional attraction, for example go-karts, or Laser Tag. “Day for Kids” is a rain or shine event and is open to the public.

As part of the “Day for Kids” celebration, Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County is offering special pricing on club memberships for youth in grades K-12. Parents save $10.00 off of the annual membership fee and pay only $25.00 when purchasing a Boys & Girls Club membership at Zao Island during the “Day for Kids” event. Financial assistance for membership is available for those who qualify.

Day-for-Kids-LogoEach child who purchases a new membership at the event will be entered in a raffle for a Laser Tag birthday party package, courtesy of Zao Island. The prize includes pizza, pop and Laser Tag for up to 10 party guests ($100 value).

All area youth and their families are welcome to attend. Tickets will go on sale August 22nd at the Club locations below:

  • Duneland–135 Lincoln Avenue, Chesterton, 926-9770
  • Portage–5895 Evergreen Avenue, Portage, 762-4613
  • South Haven–723 Long Run Road, Valparaiso, 759-2565
  • Valparaiso–354 Jefferson Street, Valparaiso, 462-2182 or 464-7282 ext. 235.

Serving youth for 40 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County provides after school and summer programs for nearly 5,000 boys & girls in grades K-12 in the areas of academic success, good character & citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County has club sites located in Valparaiso, South Haven, Chesterton and Portage. Kidstop, a program provided by Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, delivers high quality before and after school child care delivered in an environment of education, guidance and fun at nine sites located throughout Porter County.

For more information on membership, volunteer opportunities or to make a tax deductible donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, please contact your local Club, call (219) 464-7282 or visit www.bgcpoco.org. Great Futures Start HERE.