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St. Lawrence College Athletes brings Future Vikings to Boys and Girls Club, Kingston

2019-09-12

 St. Lawrence College (SLC) and the Boys and Girls Club Kingston (B&GCK) are partnering to offer fun and unique programs in soccer and basketball, combining mentoring by SLC Vikings players with the High-Five accredited skills development B&GCK programming. The new programs are for kids of all skill levels and various ages.   
  
SLC Varsity athletes will be periodically leading participants through drills, teamwork challenges, games and scrimmages during the weekend programs.  

“We’re excited for this opportunity to have our players help kids develop athletic skills, and to raise awareness in the community about SLC and varsity athletics,” said Kevin Biggs, Manager of Athletics and Student Engagement with SLC. 

“Future Vikings is a great way for children in Kingston to get an awesome organized sports league experience in a safe and welcoming environment,” says Jeff Helsby, Senior Program Manager, Development and Training. “We’re looking forward to working with SLC Athletics and St. Lawrence College on such a fun and accessible project for kids of any skill level.” 

Space is limited! The first ten-week program starts September 28 and ends December 7, 2019. (No program on Thanksgiving weekend.) Cost is 100$ per participant (application for subsidy available upon request.)  

For schedule and to register: bgckinston.ca/vikings  

For more information:  

Jeff Helsby 
Senior Program Manager, Development and Training  
613-507-3306, ext. 101  
Jeff@bgckingston.ca  

  
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For media information:  

Laura Tulchinsky  
St. Lawrence College, Communications  
613-544-5400, ext. 1291  
Ltulchinsky@sl.on.ca   
  
Morgan Davis - Manager, Social Enterprise & Sales 
Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area 
(613) 583-2840 
morgan@bgckingston.ca  

About St. Lawrence College  
   
St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario, with campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall. St. Lawrence College consistently ranks as one of Ontario’s leading community colleges, preparing students for the global economy with relevant, practical, and experiential learning opportunities. Offering over 100 full-time programs, St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 10,000 full-time students, and more than 99,000 alumni.  

About the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area 

The Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area is a registered charity (no.14052 6369 RR0001) working to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.