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BGC Putt N’ Blast to give back to community under new management

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BGC South East has announced the reopening of Putt N’ Blast, in the Frontenac Mall, with all sales going to their organization to support children and youth programs across Kingston.

On Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, Putt N’ Blast re-opened operations, now under the management of BGC South East (formerly Boys and Girls of Kingston & Area.) BGC Putt N’ Blast offers the same services the Kingston community has been enjoying for more than 10 years, according to a release from BGC South East.

“Co-located at the Frontenac Mall, we would see how much families, students, and friends would have fun in the laser tag and putting games,” said Harold Parsons, Executive Director at BGC South East. “We did not want to see these entertainment options disappear from the Kingston community, and are happy to now operate them to benefit our programs.”

Laser and putting games will run with the same high-quality fun as before, with the Club experience of delivering programs through safe COVID-19 protocols, the organization said. According to the release, groups will have exclusive access to these spaces during the entire time of their booking, ensuring there is no mixing and contact with other groups.

“We are so happy with the response received from the community in our opening week,” said Daniel Heffernan, Manager of Social Enterprises at BGC South East. “We already have our November calendar filling up with bookings and had our first two-hour event this Saturday evening.”

One booking gives groups two hours of unlimited access to Laser Tag, Glow in the Dark Putting and a Games Room, which has assorted games, such as ping-pong, foosball, and the ability for party set-ups, according to the release. Games will also be affordable at $20 per person, with groups of a minimum of 10 and maximum of 30 people.

Cleaning and disinfecting will take place in between each group, keeping COVID-19 protocols to the highest standard, BGC said. This system will make 18 booking slots available every week.

“It’s really great to see it all in action again and even better to know the funds are going to local child and youth programs. I have had the pleasure of running operations at Putt N’ Blast for the last 10 years,” Heffernan added. “I am even more pleased to now operate them under BGC South East, putting all those years of experience to good community service. It’s an entertainment opportunity that gives back to our community.”

BGC Putt N’ Blast games will make for unique experiences for birthday parties, sports team celebrations, class out-trips, corporate events, and group night outs, according to the release. Under BGC South East, Club members, as well as Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors and mentees will be provided with free access during dedicated program times, the organization said.

“With Putt N’ Blast in our portfolio of services, we now have more program options for our children and youth members,” noted Parsons. “It’s definitely rewarding to be able to provide them with these experiences, it adds even more to their social world and expands their exposure to different opportunities.”

Pre-booking is required and no drop-ins will be accepted at this time. For more information, visit bgcsoutheast.ca/bgcputtnblast

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