St. Lawrence College, Boys and Girls Club partner for ‘Future Vikings’ programs

St. Lawrence College Athletes and the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston have come together to offer basketball and soccer programming for kids of various ages and skill sets. Submitted image.

You’ve likely never heard of the ‘Future Vikings,’ but get ready to, as St. Lawrence College (SLC) and the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston (BCG) are partnering to offer soccer and basketball programming under that moniker.

The partnership will see mentoring by SLC Vikings players, combined with the High-Five accredited skills development BGC programming, to offer new programs for kids of various ages and skill levels. The programs will be offered at a price of $10 per session, according to the BGC.

The programs will see BGC staff along with SLC Varsity athletes lead participants through drills, teamwork challenges, games, and scrimmages on weekends.

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

The first 10-week program will being Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, and end Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. The cost is $100 per participant, and applications for subsidy are available upon request. Spaces are limited so interested parents and kids should look into registering as soon as possible.

“Future Vikings is a great way for children in Kingston to get an awesome organized sports league experience in a safe and welcoming environment,” said Jeff Helsby, Senior Program Manager of Development and Training for the BGC. “We’re looking forward to working with SLC Athletics and St. Lawrence College in the growth of this program and continuing to create unique opportunities for the 4,000 Boys and Girls Club members in Kingston and our community.”

For a full schedule of programming, or to register, click here.

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