Tonight the Preston Kips location was filled with bouncing, flipping, tumbling, jumping (what height!) and swinging! The members looked great on the floor during practise as several coaches kept a close eye on the gymnasts and had much encouragement and positive feedback for this hardworking crew on the floor! The dedication and determination was evident for every turn, twist and flight (I am convinced some of these girls were actually flying!).
The Kips were formed in 1971 and are the oldest and only not-for-profit gymnastics club in Cambridge. Since 1971, literally thousands of children have participated in programs that have not only developed their gymnastics skills but also built important life and social skills such as cooperation, dedication, responsibility and confidence.
The Cambridge Kips Gymnastics Club is on track to have a leaping busy year as children continue to register for fall programs. The club has seen an almost 50% increase in registration compared to last year at the same time.
We are really excited by this registration data said Joanne Heyes, President of the club. We are sensing that families are registering their children into the Cambridge Kips for factors such as affordability.
The Kips offer over 100 different gymnastic classes at two different locations (in Preston and Hespeler) to over 1,000 children a year in programs ranging from KinderGym, Tumbling and Recreation Programs to Competitive Programs in Women�s� Artistic Gymnastics and Trampoline for Boys and Girls.
This month, the Cambridge Kips will be hosting its first ever Halloween themed fundraising event. The event is sure to be spook-tacular and we invite members of the community to participate in this fun event commented Stephanie Scherer, Chair of the fundraising event. There will be a kids event and an adult event, both are definitely worth attending!
Information about the programs & the Spook-tacular event can be found at www.cambridgekips.com
Enrollment is up, the jumping, flipping and swinging are also up, exciting fundraising events are underway, the new board members have been voted in, tournaments are being planned and dreams are continuing to be built it is going to be an exciting 42nd year so be ready to flip for the Kips in the 2012 & 2013 season!