We are so thrilled to have been featured in the March 2017 newsletter for Tumbl Trak as a gym that offers programs for children who are typically developing as well as children with special needs. We hope to serve as a model for other gyms interested in starting programs for children with special needs. Shout out to all of the members of our team from our Board of Directors to our volunteers who make what we do possible!
We had a surprise for the athletes in our Special Olympics Young Athletes Program on Valentine’s Day…the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile came to visit us at Balance 180! The kids loved exploring the inside of the giant hot dog. Such a fun experience. Huge thank you to “Hotdogger” (Wienermobile driver) Kayla Kawalec for stopping by to see us. So neat!
The University of Florida’s Stomp the Swamp for Autism is an annual fitness event held at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to benefit UF’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. We were there tabling and running the kids through an interactive obstacle course. The kids had a blast…so many smiling faces! We were thrilled to be part of such an impactful event for an amazing cause.
We are so proud of all of our gymnasts and enjoyed closing out the year with our third annual Candy Cane Classic. The kids did GREAT showing off their gymnastics and holiday dances! So many special moments…big smiles, high fives, “ta-das”, and fun memories with friends. Thank you to all of the parents and supporters who came out to cheer on our athletes. Also, we are excited and grateful to have raised $1,665 during the event towards our year-end fundraising campaign!
We are so moved by the generosity of our community, family, and friends, for coming together to help us not only reach, but SURPASS our $20,000 fundraising goal for a total of $22,380. Together we are #BuildingABetterTomorrow for some awesome kids. Your contributions help us bring in specialized equipment, offer scholarships to families who otherwise would not be able to participate, and grow our program to be able to accommodate even more kids. Here’s to you as look ahead to new adventures in 2017!
Balance 180 had the pleasure of being a vendor at the Oak Hall School Carnival this year, and we had a blast! Thank you to all of the parents and students that stopped by our tent, and participated in our obstacle course! We always enjoy meeting new people and seeing familiar faces. Thanks for helping us kick of the fall season with such a great event.
Balance 180 had the opportunity to attend the Fun4GatorKids Touch-a-Truck event today as a vendor in the kids’ activity area. We enjoyed getting to see the kids in the community get out and explore different types of trucks and vehicles. A special thank you to those who stopped by our table to learn more about our programs and participate in our obstacle course! We had a great time and cannot wait until next year’s event!
Thank you to all of the Miracle Families and Dance Marathon captains for spending the day with us! We had a great time doing gymnastics, dancing, and having fun with the kids! Special shout out to members of the University of Florida gymnastics team for joining us and to Pepsi and PDQ for sponsoring the event. We had a blast helping our partners Dance Marathon at UF kick off their fall events!
Our athletes and parents had a blast during our National Gymnastics Day celebrations! Athletes showed off their “ninja” skills in our forward roll and cartwheel contests and cooled off with some refreshments afterwards. Thank you to all who participated, and we cannot wait for National Gymnastics Day 2017!
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HUGE thank you to the Florida Gators Swimming & Diving team for joining us at the gym to help us get the get the expanded section of the gym “move-in ready” for equipment installation! They did an awesome job and made so much progress. We are grateful for the support of the community. Go Gators and thank you for helping us #BuildABetterTomorrow!