Treat Your Kids to a Day of Fun at the 2015 Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s “Day for Kids”

Day-For-Kids-2015Do something special for the young people in your life and join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s annual “Day for Kids” celebration on Saturday, September 19, 2015. “Day for Kids” will be held at Zao Island, (1050 Horse Prairie Avenue, Valparaiso) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Every year, “Day for Kids” events are held at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country as a way to honor children and emphasize the importance of meaningful time spent with caring adults. Locally, hundreds of children and their families participate in “Day for Kids” to have fun together and create memories which will last a lifetime.

Tickets for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s “Day for Kids” celebration are on sale now. Tickets are just $3.50 each for Club members and $6.50 for non-Club members. Metro Recycling, Sheet Metal Workers Local #20, and Zao Island are proud sponsors for this year’s Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s “Day for Kids” celebration supporting affordable family fun. “With families on the go more than ever, it’s important to take time out and show kids just how special they are to the adults who care about them,” said Ryan Smiley, President of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County. “Because of the support from our sponsors, we are able to provide a day of fun for children and their families that can fit in nearly any budget.”

Each ticket is good for one round of mini-golf, a $5 play card, and a choice of one additional attraction, for example go-karts, or Laser Tag. “Day for Kids” is a rain or shine event.

All area children and their families are invited to attend. To purchase tickets, please visit your local Club, or visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s table at Zao Island on September 19th. Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Clubs are located at:

Duneland – 521 W. 1100 N., Chesterton, 926-9770
Portage – 5895 Evergreen Avenue, Portage, 762-4613
South Haven – 723 Long Run Road, Valparaiso, 759-2565
Valparaiso – 354 Jefferson Street, Valparaiso, 462-2182

For more than forty years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County ( has enabled young people to achieve GREAT futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Four Club sites and nine Kidstop locations throughout Porter County serve nearly 5,000 young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County provides a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. When school is out, our Clubs are in! Learn more about membership, volunteer opportunities, or how to make a tax deductible donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County by contacting your local Club at (219) 464-7282, or by visiting,, and Great Futures Start HERE.