This past summer ended great with over 1,500 kids from all over the US performing for the AAU Junior Olympics in New Orleans. Below is an article that I thought parents would find very interesting. Sign your kids up for what may be a great experience in their lifetime.
July 12, 2011 AAU Kristina originally published at www.theledger.com
Written by: Lisa Coffey
Lakeland, FL– If only Curtis Williams had a dollar for every time he scolded his 4-year-old daughter, Chelsi, to stop jumping on the furniture.
He’d probably cash them all in happily for what she did Sunday — a result of all that wild jumping.
Competing against 5-year-olds, the Lakeland youngster set an AAU national record for the age group in the long jump, leaping 6 feet, 9 inches en route to a gold medal at the AAU Primary National Track and Field Championships at the ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports complex in Lake Buena Vista.
This from a petite girl who, at roughly 42 inches tall, is barely big enough for the bumper cars at a theme park.