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FSS offers free summer programs

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – 66th Force Support Squadron officials announced free offerings for children at Hanscom Lanes and the Patriot Golf Course this summer.

Hanscom Lanes will offer registered children with base access who are ages 15 and younger, two free games of bowling during eligible days now through Sept. 7 as part of the Kids Bowl Free program.

The Patriot Golf Course will offer all children ages 17 and younger a free bucket of golf balls for use on the course’s driving range. The Kids Drive Free program is available every day through Aug. 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Kids Drive Free program also includes the use of junior golf clubs at the Pro Shop at the Patriot Golf Course.

“Each of these free opportunities allows the Force Support Squadron to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure and fun way for Hanscom children to spend time this summer,” said Paul Hartigan, 66th Force Support Squadron Community Support Flight chief.

For the free bowling, parents or guardians must first register their children at https://www.kidsbowlfree.com/.

The Kids Bowl Free program at Hanscom is available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. All participants must wear bowling shoes, which are available to rent at Hanscom Lanes.

FSS officials said the bowling program is not good for use with daycare outings, camps, unit or club outings or birthday parties.

There are also more than 25 civilian bowling centers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire participating in the Kids Bowl Free program. Learn where at https://www.kidsbowlfree.com/all_centers.php. Registration is required for each bowling center.

A complete list of participating military bowling centers is at https://www.kidsbowlfree.com/military.php.

“Both of these programs provide Hanscom children a fun way to get out and exercise this summer at no or little cost to families,” said Hartigan.

For further information about Hanscom Lanes, visit https://www.hanscomfss.com/hanscom-lanes or call 781-225-6625. For information about the Patriot Golf Course and other programs offered at the golf course this summer, visit https://www.hanscomfss.com/patriot-golf-course or call 781-687-2396.