By Steve Warns, Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs
This summer, children at Air Force installations have the opportunity to bowl for free, thanks to the Kids Bowl Free program.
“The program creates opportunities and entertainment for youth and families of our Airmen, and it increases awareness of our Air Force bowling centers in each community,” said Jon Grammer, the Air Force Services Activity director of programs. “Bowling is a social activity that helps build and sustain readiness and resilience among our Airmen and their families.”
The nationwide program offers coupons to children ages 15 years and younger for two free games of bowling per day for the duration of the program. Members can use the coupon on any electronic device or print it for presentation to the center.
An optional family pass can be purchased for $28.95 that allows up to four additional family members to bowl two games per day, all summer with the Kids Bowl Free member.
“To date, there are more than 11,000 kids who have signed up for Kids Bowl Free across more than 70 Air Force bowling centers, and more than 1,400 family passes were purchased within the first 10 days of the program launch date,” said Dustin Schmidt, the Air Force bowling program manager. “It’s been an extremely successful program, and one we’re very proud of.”
Visit the Kids Bowl Free website to see which bowling centers are participating in the program.