Maze raising funds for HUB
By Jocelyn Stott
Bring the kids and grandpa, too: the HUB Sports Center Corn Maze, off Barker Road and I-90 north of the freeway, offers 10 acres of three sports-themed mazes in varying lengths with 18 prize stations where navigators young and old can get great deals at local businesses.
And, if you're feeling brave, check out the Haunted Trail of Fear beginning Friday and Saturday nights in October.
The maze was designed by Phil Champlin, executive director of the HUB Sports Center, with help from corn maze design company Maze Play. The HUB maze features a baseball and basketball player, volleyball, football and soccer ball within its design.
Champlin said the autumn maze is a fundraiser for the nonprofit sports facility's programs, like Hub 360 and other programs to support local families.
The after-school program HUB 360 supports middle schoolers from Greenacres Middle School with mentor-driven activities, including tutoring, skills building and physical activity.
The great thing about the maze, Champlin said, is that families and groups can choose the distance and/or how much they want to do.
Several local businesses have sponsored the maze by offering rewards at 18 stations, where maze-goers can punch a map card as they find each location. Rewards can include discounts on frozen yogurt, pizza, coffee, golf and much more.
The maze runs through October. Group rates and times are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For information and directions, visit www.hubsportscenter.org.