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Boys & Girls Clubs Hold Day for Kids at Fort Frederick Beach

Sept. 16, 2008 – Boys & Girls Clubs Day for Kids (BGC Day for Kids) is an annual day that is celebrated all over America to honor children. There is Mother's Day, Father's Day even Ground Hog's Day, now finally there is Kid's Day. The mission of the event is to provide wholesome activities that encourage parents, grandparents and guardians to spend quality time with their children. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Fort Frederick Beach, and it is free to the public. The important message of the day is that adults who spend meaningful time with kids fulfill one of the most basic needs in a child's healthy development.
Boys & Girls Clubs of USVI, in collaboration with other local youth service and community-based organizations, will provide quality activities that promote relationship building and create positive experiences for children on St Croix.

Tentative Activities:
Sporting type events: Dad and child two-on-two basketball, Mom and child tennis tournament, a dominoes tournament and a pool tournament.
Clinic Type Activities: Snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, hand-line fishing, dancing, drumming, stilt walking and archery
Arts & Crafts Activities: Calabash carving, mask making, sand art, and sea glass art
Just for Fun Activates: wall climbing, water slides, bouncers, face painting, donkey rides
There will also be food and music. The event will end with an outdoor movie beginning at 6 p.m. All children, even teenagers, must be accompanied by a parent in order to participate in the activities. Please, no ice chests!
For more information, contact Malik Stridiron in Frederiksted at 773-3110; Jennifer Simmiolkjier in Christiansted at 778-8990; or Executive Director Julie Landreneau at 225-252-1533.

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