Kids bowl FREE this summer!

    Spring is in limbo, and summer is just a page away. That can only mean one thing. The kids will be out of school in no time! So what to do? Of course, there are camps and drop-off programs, but what about some fun, cost-effective family hangout time? If you’re looking for an alternative to television and video games or an escape from the hot sun, then… bowling to the rescue! Bowling is nearly 3200 years old and dates back to Ancient Egypt (Kemet). Today, its one of the most popular sports in the world.


    Two reasons why bowling should be a part of your summer: It’s free and promotes health through physical fitness.


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    As a way to give back to the community and help kids to stay safe and active this summer, select bowling centers throughout Pennsylvania are participating in the Kids Bowl Free program. Kids are eligible for 2 free games a day, all summer long. You just need to register for the coupons, print them out, and bring them to the lanes when you go. Be prepared to bring your own bowling shoes or rent on site.


    The three locations in Philly that honor this initiative are:

    Center Lanes7750 City Avenue215-878-5050June 1-September 3rd


    Thunderbird Lanes5830 Caster Avenue215-743-2521May 19-September 3rd


    Thunderbird Lanes3801 Holme Avenue215-464-7171May 19-September 3rd


    Follow this link to register your children.


    And another new program that encourages bowling is the President’s Active Lifestyle Award Challenge (PALA) whose definition of activity is simple: it’s any movement that uses large muscle groups as opposed to sitting or lying down. Join the challenge and be awarded for doing it. Visit the link below to learn more about the program’s activity goals and your chance to win.

    Bowl your summer away!


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