CGA -- JSI News

November 12, 2015

9th Annual Justin Spring Invitational - December 12-13, 2015

What is JSI?

The Justin Spring Invitational (JSI) is a premier youth gymnastics competition hosted by the Champaign Gymnastics Academy (CGA). The JSI serves as the one home meet for the CGA competitive gymnastics teams. It is also the largest annual event and fundraiser for the CGA Booster Club. The CGA staff and the CGA Booster Club partner to plan, coordinate, and run the event.

Some interesting facts about last year's event:

  • 1,000+ gymnasts competed
  • 40 gyms were represented
  • the gymnasts came from 5 different states
  • approx. 750 meals were provided for coaches, judges & volunteers
  • approx. 2,000 awards were presented to the athletes
  • approx. 150 volunteers worked at the event

This exciting event is a big deal for CGA and the entire Champaign-Urbana community! So, make sure to mark your calendars now and be there to cheer on our CGA Pumas as they compete.

We will also need lots of help planning and volunteering the weekend of the event. Stay tuned for regular updates about how to get involved!

Who is Justin Spring?

Justin Spring has been the University of Illinois head men's gymnastics coach since 2010. Spring is a highly-decorated gymnast whose illustrious career includes leading the U.S. team to a bronze medal finish at the 2008 Olympics! Spring attended the University of Illinois where he was a four-time NCAA Champion and also earned many accolades in the Big Ten as well as both national and world recognition.

Spring enjoys encouraging young gymnasts in the sport, and spends much of his time at the JSI meeting and motivating the athletes.

Parents -- We Need You!

It takes many hands behind the scenes and during the JSI weekend to make the JSI an excellent event. Whether it's selling ads for the program, soliciting donations, unloading trucks, folding T-Shirts, preparing awards, flashing scores, donating food, welcoming patrons or more, there are many opportunities to get involved. It's amazing how smoothly this event runs when everyone pitches in and works together as a team!

Keep your eyes open for specific Volunteer information and Sign-ups through upcoming emails.

JSI Volunteer T-Shirts -- By November 18th

Attention all CGA Team Parents and other volunteers: Everyone who helps at the JSI is provided a JSI T-Shirt to wear while they are volunteering. If you have your shirt from last year (black with orange -- pictured at the right) that will work just fine.

**If you need a t-shirt, we will need to know how many to order and what sizes.

Please take a moment to fill out the electronic form below BY NOVEMBER 18 so we can submit the t-shirt order and receive it by JSI.

CGA Booster Club Meeting (JSI Planning)

Sunday, Nov. 15th, 2pm

219 S Mattis Ave

Champaign, IL

All Booster Club parents are invited to this meeting to plan the details of the JSI weekend.

Justin Spring Invitational

Saturday, Dec. 12th, 8am to Sunday, Dec. 13th, 10pm

1206 S 4th St

Champaign, IL

This event is held at Huff Hall on the University of Illinois campus.

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