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- Published on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 11:13
Red Dirt Tumbling to hold fundraiser for Junior Olympics participation
To bring in the new experience of heading to the Junior Olympics in Houston, Texas next month, the Red Dirt Tumbling gym will rid itself of the old.
The team will hold a garage sale fundraiser Saturday, June 23, to raise funds for their participation in the event. The sale will begin at 8 a.m. and run throughout the day. The total cost of travel and entry fees for each athlete and two parents to the Junior Olympics is $2,000 for fuel, six nights in a hotel, six days food allowance, athlete registration, parent entries and the athlete celebration segment.
According to the AAU Junior Olympics website, the competition is the largest national multi-sport event for youth in the United States, and is the showcase event for the AAU program.
Those interested in sponsoring an athlete may call Terra Piercy at (580) 729-0203 or visit the Red Dirt Tumbling gym directly. Sponsors will have their names printed on the back of each athletes t-shirt, which they will wear at the event.
What? A garage sale fundraiser for the Red Dirt Tumbling
Where? At Red Dirt gymnastics, 20th and Washington Street, behind Redman Pipe Co.
Why? To raise money for the Red Dirt gymnasts to participate in the AAU Junior Olympics
When? Saturday, June 23 beginning at 8 a.m.
RED DIRT GYMNASTS AT STATE
In order to reach the Junior Olympics, the young athletes of Red Dirt Tumbling had to post strong showings at the Oklahoma AAU State Tumbling and Trampoline Championship.
As many as 30 athletes from Red Dirt Tumbling competed at the May 12 state competition at Seminole State College in Seminole, Oklahoma.
Of that number, four were overall champions, 20 earned first place medals, 15 won second place, and nine took third place.