Around the gym, you’ve probably noticed a few new faces and some returning faces in new coaching roles.
Gem City is excited to welcome coaches Calvin Cookson (tumbling, kinder gem), David Boden-Shackleton (parkour), Paige Haller (gymnastics, tumbling), Ellie Lock (tumbling, kinder gem), Kenzie Scheufele (gymnastics, tumbling), and Dre Spradlin (parkour).
Gem City’s Parkour Program will be up and running starting February 3, 2019 with our certified Parkour instructor, David Boden-Shackleton as well as Dre Spradlin. David describes parkour as using obstacles as opportunity.
Gem City is proud to announce that we are participating in the 2019 Souper Bowl of Caring! The local charities benefiting directly from donations are: Quanada, Horizons Social Services, Luther Memorial Church, Quincy IL, Lutheran Church of St. John, and Quincy Catholic Charities. Collection bins will be available in our lobby January 15 – February 4.
Gem City’s Gymnastics Team competed at the Horton Invitation in Bloomington on December 7-9. It was their third meet of the season and their last meet of 2018 this weekend. We are very proud of our girls. Our Level 3 Team earned 5th Place Team Award! 🎉
Our gym held a Giving Tuesday donation event with our Team athletes. We are trying to encourage a thoughtful mind and a giving heart this holiday season. We handed out letters encouraging our Team athletes to choose an organization, donate $1-$5 of their own money, and then write us a letter telling us why they chose that particular organization. The gym then matched up to $5 for each donation. The more our kids see giving the more likely they are to give themselves. Whether they give of their money, their time, or their resources, we are thankful to have such generosity in our youth.