Bahamas Gymnastics Parent Booster Club
- Bahamas Gymnastics Parent Booster Club
- 28 cumberland street
- P.O. Box:
- P.O. Box N-8917
- Nassau / Paradise Island, Bahamas
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|Monday||9:00 am - 5:30 pm|
|Tuesday||9:00 am - 5:30 pm|
|Wednesday||9:00 am - 5:30 pm|
|Thursday||9:00 am - 5:30 pm|
|Friday||9:00 am - 5:30 pm|
|Saturday||-- closed --|
|Sunday||-- closed --|
How we came about... After researching gym schools in the United States, it was discovered that the success of the sport and gymnasts was the involvement of parents through booster clubs. Following this lead, in 2005, a group of parents combined their efforts to form a parent booster club as a part of their children's gym. It was also their goal and vision to underwrite the cost of all athletes attending competitions or training camps abroad. Many fundraising activities were hosted including steak outs, souse outs, cake sales, pre-competition displays and recitals.
These fund raising efforts fueled the attendance of teams attending several Florida based competitions and training camps under the school's name and the Bahamas' flag. The gymnasts earned amazing successes with increasing scores and levels of competition including several first place finishes. These accomplishments were garnered over the years without the moral or financial support of other stake holders who were vested with the responsibility to render such support.
Despite all of the efforts and successes, the parents understood that there needed to be better partnership with the management of the gym school, the Federation and the government for the sport to grow. Many hurdles in achieving collaboration were overcome but others still remain. One of the avenues to overcome the barriers preventing further growth was to form a new entity unattached to the school. In July 2009, steps were made in legally forming a non-profit entity, Bahamas Gymnastics Parents Booster Club, whose purpose is to support the sport of gymnastics and the developement of athletes through training camps and exposure at competitive events.