Champion Tumbling & Cheer of Ada, Okla., was awarded a $25,000 grant in the Pepsi Refresh Project on October 1, 2010. The club made its way to the top 10 list, thanks to great people in its community and across the nation believing in the project to get kids off the couch and into the gym!
“We want our gym to do its part in the fight against Childhood Obesity by not just being a gymnastics facility, but also to be an all-around healthy outlet for the kids in our community,” said Karrie Flanagan. “By winning the grant we will be able to offer $5,000 in Athlete Scholarships to families in need to give children the opportunity to train at our gym for an entire year. We will also be purchasing needed equipment and safety matting to better train our students.”
According to Adam Flanagan, “We are a small town and want to give our gym the big city feel by offering our students the quality instruction we have always given but in a much better-equipped facility. We want the entire community to get involved, so we are hosting a FREE Gym Night once a month to everyone in our community. The gym night is for both kids and adults (adult exercise classes). We will also have a professional in the field of nutrition, health and physical fitness give a lecture on the importance of good nutrition and exercise!”
Champion Tumbling & Cheer was featured on Good Morning America on Oct. 26 for being a grant recipient of the Pepsi Refresh Project. Click here to watch the appearance.
On Dec. 4, a grant party will be held by Pepsi to officially award the check to Champion Tumbling & Cheer. This will also be the Free Gym Night for the community.
Congratulations Karrie and Adam Flanagan and your gym Champion Tumbling & Cheer in Ada, Okla. Go to www.championtumbling.com for more information.