July 30, 2020

Parent and Family Programs offer giveaways

An older gentleman and a young child paddle in a UW canoe, and several participants hit balls at the Golf Range.

By Robin Brooks

We’re excited to announce that each Wednesday in August, UW Parent and Family Programs will be giving away UW Recreation gift certificates for boat rentals and large buckets of balls for use at the Golf Range! A total of 30 gift certificates will be given to those who contribute on their Facebook ( and Instagram ( posts.

The certificates are part of the program’s Wednesday Wellness initiative, meant to inspire people to get active and enjoy some time outdoors in a lower-risk environment. You can learn more about “How going outside can benefit your health” in this article published by UW Medicine, which explores these rewards and offers tips on how to get more outside time in.

All UW community members are welcome to participate in the giveaways, and you may enter once a week. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted via the platforms they commented on.

The Waterfront Activities Center is currently renting canoes and kayaks on the hour and half-hour from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday – Sunday. The Golf Range is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Both venues accept reservations online and are open to the general public; please see their websites for details on COVID-19 expectations before you arrive.

And finally, good luck! #WednesdayWellness

A woman and a dog sit in a canoe at the UW Waterfront Activities Center.