“Kids Nite Out” frees moms and dads while kids play and have fun

November 13, 2012

Lisle, Illinois ~ Benedictine University will provide area children with a variety of activities that promote fitness and fun while offering their parents a break with its "Kids Nite Out" program from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays, December 8, January 19, February 2 and March 2 in the campus' Dan and Ada Rice Center.

Children can choose from a variety of activities including arts and crafts, kickball, relay races, basketball, bingo and group games. Kids should bring a gym bag with items clearly marked with a family name. It is not necessary for kids to bring any money. A treat and drink will be provided and there will be no items for sale. Kids can bring a snack and water bottle if desired.

"Kids Nite Out" is open to any boy or girl ages 4 through 12. The fee is $15 per child per date. Each child must be registered by a parent. Registration will be held at the door on each night of the program. Mail-in registration is not available. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and children must be picked up promptly at 9:00 p.m.

Youngsters are expected to act in a courteous and safe manner. Those not following the directions of the supervisors may be asked not to return to this event. The event serves as a fundraiser for Benedictine's women's varsity softball team. The team's members serve as moderators.

For more information, call Kate Heidkamp at (630) 829-6149.

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Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. A 2016 PayScale Inc. report ranked BenU one of the top 10 colleges in Illinois for return on investment and in the top 20 percent nationally. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.

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