Kiwanis Kids Day and Gumbo Cook Off to be held during Basketball Double Header Saturday

Kiwanis Kids Day

By Natalie Covher

Kids can learn about the benefits of an active lifestyle while having fun at Kiwanis Kids Day on Saturday, February 13 at noon in Prather Coliseum at NSU.

“This is a chance for kids to come to the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Double Header for $5,” said Kiwanis President Haley Blount. “Kids don’t have to be affiliated with a school or group to participate. We just want kids to come and have a good time.”

The fun starts an hour before the women’s basketball game begins. The warm-up court will be reserved for kids and there will be a bounce house, basketballs and kid games. Kiwanis will also provide pizza, popcorn and drinks for kids. Vic the Demon and the NSU Cheerleaders will be there to take pictures and hang out with the youngsters.

“This is another opportunity for Kiwanis to do something great for kids,” said Blount.

The Gumbo Cook Off will be held between the Women’s and Men’s Basketball Games. There is still time to register a team! Teams will need to be prepared to serve at 2:30 p.m. Anyone at the game can taste the different team’s gumbos for free. You can buy an arms length of tickets for $5 to vote for People’s Choice. Proceeds will benefit the Demons Unlimited Foundation.

Kiwanis Kids Day began when the National Collegiate Athletic Association teamed up with Kiwanis to start the Take a Kid to a Game Program. The partnership has spread across the country helping to promote healthy living and healthy lifestyles in children. This is the first year that Kiwanis Kids Day will be scheduled during a basketball game.

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To enter a team or find out information on the Gumbo Cook Off email Tori Thompson at