GAINESVILLE, FLA. –The 2012 Olympics might be finished, but an Olympic torch will make an appearance in Gainesville.
Sunday, Jillian Roberts, a 2012 Olympic torchbearer and UF student, will bring a torch given to her after the Olympics to St. Francis Catholic High School, 4100 NW 115th Terrace.
Roberts will bring the torch for the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program Culminating Event hosted by Balance 180 Gymnastics & Sports Academy.
“I’m real excited to come and let them see the torch,” Roberts said. “I hope they like it and they can take back something from seeing the torch.“
The Balance 180 team is gearing up for the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program Culminating Event!
The YAP Culminating Event
Date: Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012
Time: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: St. Francis Catholic High School
4100 NW 115th St. Gainesville, FL 32606
The YAP Culminating Event is the final showcase of all our athletes’ hard work throughout their sessions. This is one of the most exciting events at Balance 180 where parents, guests and prominent community members are all welcomed to join and cheer on our athletes’ talents. We will also have performances of the Sedoctaves and Extreme Dance Company. The Culminating Event will be a fun day filled with sports, entertainment and prominent speakers. Thanks to Jillian Roberts, torchbearer at the 2012 London Olympics, the children will be able to hold a very SPECIAL olympic torch! Be inspired and join us…
Some confirmed guests of the Culminating Event include:
- Craig Lowe, Mayor of the City of Gainesville
- Chris Machen, University of Florida First Lady
- Michael Perri, Dean of the College of Public Health and Health Professions
The Balance 180 Team is also reaching out to supporters that include prominent national and local athletes around Gainesville. We’ll keep you all updated!
We hope to see everyone at the Culminating Event!