Wednesday, February 15, 2012

UIS sponsors Kids' Night Out

The University of Illinois Springfield’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is holding a Make-A-Wish Kids’ Night Out for children ages 5-13 on Friday at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

UIS student-athletes will provide skill instruction in basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, soccer, volleyball and cheerleading. The event will also include arts and crafts and movie. A snack and drink will be provided to participants.

The cost is $20 per child and $15 for each additional sibling with all proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Children should wear athletic gear. Contact 206-8467 or for more information or to register.

The Kids’ Night Out is part of the NCAA Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s Week of Wishes campaign. UIS has already raised $800 for the cause. Donations are being accepted on behalf of UIS at

The event was featured in an February 15, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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