The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Family 2011

April 2, 2011

Bowled over for kids

Business offers after-school program

ENID — Oakwood Bowl has a special way to help kids stay out of trouble while doing something fun after school.

Located at 4709 W. Garriott, the business has a bus that picks students up after school once a week and drives them to the bowling alley where they enjoy time chatting and bowling.

“It gives them something to do after school,” she said.

Parents pick them up by 5:15 p.m., said Sandy Tate, Oakwood Bowl manager and youth director.

The program is for first- through fifth-grade students and is $8 a week for 16 weeks.

“They also get a drink and snack every time,” Tate added.

Even during the summer, Oakwood Bowl has programs for children to enjoy.

This summer, Oakwood Bowl has its Enid Summer Funcamp, which will run May 23 through Aug. 12.

Children are at Oakwood Bowl 8-11 a.m.,  Skatetown 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Splash Zone Water Park 2-5 p.m.

Parents leave their children at Oakwood Bowl in the morning, then pick them up at Splash Zone in the evening.

Cost of Enid Summer Funcamp is $17 per child per day, $80 a week or $210 for three weeks, which averages out to about $9.05 a day.

Oakwood Bowl also participates in the United States Bowling Congress youth bowling program.

Kids who bowl in the program can earn scholarships for college, depending on how often they bowl and how well they do in their games.

“Just by participating, students can get money,” said Jim Tate, owner of Oakwood Bowl. “Just by being in the program.”

For information on Oakwood Bowl’s programs, call 233-8712.

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