Over the past few years, the children and parents of the association have taken part in many fund-raising events. Some of our events include:
--Setting up stalls/raffles
The money that is raised is used to purchase new equipment for our team and camps, as well as to allow out athletes to travel and represent Bermuda in various international competitions.
_________________________ ARGUS 5K WALK February 26, 2012 Many of our Competitive and Junior Team athletes participated in the Argus 5K Charity Walk. We had a great turn-out and raised close to $1000 for the BGA in the process!
Some of the girls after running/walking the 5K
_________________________ GYMNASTICS OUTREACH DAY February 11, 2012 This year the BGA participated in a Gymnastics Outreach Day where our competitive team athletes helped coach our Saturday classes at the National Training Center, Whitney Institute and Sandy's 360. All of the girls had a great time passing on their knowledge of gymnastics to our recreational athletes. Here are a few pictures from the weekend:
Holly and Chloe getting ready to roll the ball across the beam
Diamond spotting Paige on a forward roll on the balance beam
Kinae and Trinity spotting Ramiah on a handstand on the vault
The girls giving out stamps to the Sandpipers class at Sandy's 360
_________________________ CIRQUE DU MSA FAIR The BGA performed at Mount Saint Agnes' "Cirque Du MSA" Fair. We had several of our team girls and boys in the show, and it was a crowd-pleaser! Here are a few pictures from the event:
The athletes getting ready to perform
Our girls doing one of their acrobatic stunts!
_________________________ PARTNER RE RUN Many of our athletes participated in the PartnerRe 5K run/walk at the Botanical Gardens. The girls all showed up in their pink BGA shirts and were ready to go!
Our girls with their numbers on before the race.
It was a wonderful event for a great cause and the girls had a blast!
_________________________ BODYBUILDING/FAMILY FUN FAIR To end out the summer, our athletes participated in two performances.
The girls were the opening act for Bermuda's "Night of Champions" Body Building & Fitness competition at Cedarbridge School.
Then, the girls and some of our boys team performed at Corporation of Hamilton's Family Fun Fair on the Town Hall Stage.
The gymnasts practiced their routine all summer and they definitely wowed the crowd with their flips! Here are a few pictures from the weekend. Enjoy!
Our Junior Competitive girls preparing for their dance at the Body Building Night of Champions
Our Senior Competitive girls showing off their muscles for the body builders
Both boys and girls after they performed at the Family Fun Fair
It was a weekend filled with flips! Thanks to all of the girls who participated and all of the wonderful parents and family who came out to support Bermuda Gymnastics!
_________________________ ACE VOLUNTEER DAY Last week, some of our team gymnasts spent the morning helping volunteers from the Center on Philanthropy's ACE interns. The group helped revamp the National Training Center by painting, moving equipment and cleaning out the gym. The girls all had a blast and got to show the interns all some gymnastics!
Here are some links to articles about the volunteer time:
Thanks to these athletes for their help: Maya Malpas Logan Watson-Brown Anah Lightbourne Tais Burgess-Allen Pria Lewis Jasmine Simons Chantae Wilson Sadia Wilson Danielle Wall Clara James Tomei Talbot Kanzi Emery Gianna Webbe Kinae Dowling
And a special thanks to the volunteers and Jennifer Pitcher for her fabulous photos!
_________________________ IRON KIDS DEMONSTRATION This Saturday, June 25th, we invited our team gymnasts to perform in a demonstration at the Iron Kids Celebration at Clearwater Beach. Between performances from the National Drumline and Bermuda's own Dotty the Clown, the gymnasts wowed the crowd with their jumps and flips.
One of our competitive gymnasts doing a back-handspring
Miss Chris and Miss Caitlin spotting one of our boys on a front-handspring vault
Miss Lisa spotting one of our Mini-Mites on a back-walkover
Thank you to all of the athletes and parents who came out to represent the BGA at this event. A special thanks to Mrs. Ancharski for all of the photos!