Recently, River City Inclusive Gymnastics (RCIG) had the pleasure of hosting Jacob’s Chance, a nonprofit organization that specializes in providing activities to those with special needs, for four weeks of gymnastics and fitness fun. Every Saturday in July, Jacob’s Chance brought a group of 10-12 athletes to the RCIG gym to develop gymnastics skills, improve social skills, and (most of all) have fun.
Each week, the RCIG coaches put the Jacob’s Chance athletes through multiple activities such as climbing the rock wall, jumping on the trampoline, walking on the balance beam, as well as swinging on rings – all in an effort to improve balance, agility, coordination, and strength (i.e. the definition of gymnastics). The athletes also had the opportunity to play kickball, dodgeball, and test their balance by walking across the gym floor on a “slack line” or what the River City coaches call the tight rope.
The RCIG coaches love seeing smiles, and they saw a lot of them over these four weeks. Some of the favorite activities seemed to be the slack line, trampoline, and kickball. The coaches and the parents enjoyed seeing improvements in each athlete’s perseverance and endurance as the weeks went by.
If you or your group is interested in finding out more information about River City Inclusive Gymnastics, please look them up at http://www.rcig.org or on Facebook/rcig.org You can also email Head Coach Mike McGrath at email@example.com.
Additionally if you would like to find out more information about the wonderful programs Jacob’s Chance provides please visit http://www.jacobschance.org.