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.
Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 55 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate and four doctoral programs. Benedictine University is ranked No. 1 among the country's fastest-growing campuses between 2002-2012 in The Chronicle of Higher Education's list of private nonprofit doctoral institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the fourth consecutive year in 2014. Benedictine University's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain's Chicago Business as the sixth largest in the Chicago area in 2014.