By Chelsea Meyer
Rock River Current
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Summer is almost here. Are you worried the kids are going to be bored or on their phones the whole time? Beat the heat, save some money and make new memories by taking the kids out for free bowling now through Aug. 31.

The Kids Bowl Free Program gives your kids (ages 2-17) the chance to get two free games of bowling every day this summer. Parents, guardians or siblings who are over the age of 17 can add on a package that also allows you to bowl with them every day for around $25.

According to, “During the summer of 2018 over 2.84 million children and 1,132,085 families were introduced to bowling as members of the best marketing program in the history of our industry.”

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There are many participating bowling alleys right here in the Stateline that you can take your kids to and bowl for free, including Don Carter Lanes.

Heads up, you do need to register your kids ahead of time, which can be done on the website. The Kids Bowl Free Program is not good for use with day care outings, camps, business or club outings, or birthday party celebrations.

Bowling shoes are required and can be rented out for a standard rental price.

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